La Rioja Alta

Viña Real (CVNE)

Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1966

Dark plums, dried herbs, a hint of tobacco. Black cherry, wood. This is still fresh at the front with a lovely complex midpalate and a long finish. Great stuff — 2 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2001

I preferred the ‘91 over the ‘01. — a day ago

Severn, Eric and 13 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Arana Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

This wine is consistently good. My favorite is the 2009, followed by 2010, but this 2011 holds its own. Fruit forward and smooth finish as always. Be careful- it’s hard to only drink 1 bottle. — 3 days ago

Finca Valpiedra

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Physically Distanced 🚧 but Socially Close 🤗 2020 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 🥳 with several members of our Tastevin crew.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy, outside of sanctioned events.🍾
Notes may be light, scores will be honest. 💯🦄
— a month ago

Peter, Sharon and 32 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Value aged Rioja at its absolute best. At eleven years old, the color is definitely more on the brownish reddish side with a watery rim. Rustic nose with oak, tobacco, leather, smoke and hints of raspberry. The mouthfeel is decadent with rustic and earthy flavors plus round tannings and a profound acidic finish. Great find that will delight at the dinner table just now or in the cellar years from now. There are several bottles left out there, happy searching. — a day ago

Sharon, Rhonely and 7 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

The 2010’s are gonna be straight fire, if this is any indication. Killer QPR — 3 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2010

Wonderful full body Rioja. Great one with light meals. — 9 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2010

Ruby with complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. Blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. On the palate ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky earthy notes on full tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones and cigar box spice, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value! — 9 days ago

Paul, Shay and 5 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 1991

Mature and delicious. — a day ago

Lyle, Iwan and 9 others liked this
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Good to know Rioja Blanco can last that long.

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Great Spanish evening with Ygay. String and direct. Very long ending. Fruity with tobacco note — a month ago