La Rioja Alta

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Excellent! Opened up very nicely from a decanter. Cigar and smoke were very present as was aged oak. Dark fruit was abound. I really liked this. — 5 days ago

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Urbina

Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo 1994

still drinkable and not out of date. Beautifully fading Rioja gran reserva. dried fruits and old fallen leaves. ABV14.0% at Celeste in London — 13 days ago

Bodegas Altanza

Lealtanza Reserva Club Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Balanced intensity. Nice spice edge. Tobacco drenched in dark tart cherry and huckleberries ....I think. 😄. I just threw that one in because it was on my mind. We were eating huckleberries on our trails hiking Idaho this weekend. 👍 — 21 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2003

So very interesting. The color is like honey, so it almost looks more like rosé. The nose is like a cross between Riesling and sherry. Mouth is creamy, but still with an acidic bite on the end. Dry, but rich. I’ve never had white Rioja, but it obviously shares longevity with its red cousin, because even at 16 years old this wine feels like a baby. — 13 days ago

Raina Fraley
with Raina

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé 2008

Super interesting - and delicious - rosado. Funky and high acid. — 2 days ago

Bodegas Hermanos Peciña

Reserva Señorío de P. Peciña Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Having had so many Rioja Alta & Lopez over the years, it’s genuinely eye opening to experience an old school Rioja that’s new- & different. How it is hard to qualify—perhaps fair to say it cuts down the middle of those two producers. Fresh, deep, medium bodied—tar, violets, wild blackberries, they’re so integrated nothing stands out but it does play as harmonious. Absolutely enchanting. — 20 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2006

...San Genaro feast in Seattle. This I liked. As good as any Muga I’ve tasted. Would definitely recommend... — 7 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

From magnum. Lots of dried cherries and tobacco. A long, supple finish. Fantastic. — 2 hours ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Quite nice with Pat’s Filet Mignon steaks ($38) — 10 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Outstanding. Earthy silk. Aged very well with a hint of buttery goodness on the finish. — 10 days ago