La Rioja Alta, La Rioja

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1994

Amazing 94. Soft, clear, elegant and complex. The fruit here is is in perfect harmony with the alcohol and the tannin. Well done. — 14 days ago

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Bodegas LAN

Reserva Culmen Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

For #tempranilloday here is a delicious one from Rioja.

A very pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish/ brick rim.

Delightful nose of blueberries, black currants, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, spices, light vanilla, earth, tobacco, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and dark chocolates.

Medium plus in body and elegant with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, blueberries, cedar, spices, tobacco, brown sugar, coffee, earth, wet rocks, vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Tempranillo blend from Rioja. Spicy and intense with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This 8 year old is starting to drink very nicely now. Would be nice to see how it evolves in the next 10 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. A good wine to enjoy with friends and talk about. Awesome nose. Loved smelling on it for a long while.

Needs 90 minutes in a decanter to open up properly and remove some of the acidity, so take your time.

A good food wine too. Nicely balanced with enough fruits for the earthiness this region brings to the table.

A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years. The tangy finish makes it interesting.

A blend of 88% Tempranillo and 12% Graciano. Grapes were hand-harvested and aged for 26 months in French Oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— a month ago

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Bodegas Tobia

Viñedos de Altura Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Deep Ruby with youthful aromas of black fruits, smoke and blossom spice. On the palate ripe berry fruit with vanilla and nutmeg layering on tobacco, smoke and espresso. Generous acidity on fine soft tannins, long finish ending with an earthy fruit flair. Nice value! Good to drink now should improve nicely over next few years! — a day ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Toasty. Caramel. Well balanced. Soft tannins. Good young. A winner! — 2 days ago

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Marqués de Cáceres

Rioja Blanco Viura 2015

We really like this Rioja. Plum, berries, and vanilla are our tasting notes. It paired extremely well with a white chicken chili with a little kick. Would absolutely buy again. Very smooth. — 12 days ago


Viñas Viejas Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Surprise Rioja, in that Rioja Alta & Lopez fans( CVNE, Monte Real, & Sierra Cantabria also rate) such as me think solipsistically—nothing else exists. This does. — 25 days ago

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Rioja always overperforms it’s price point no matter how high you go.

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Very good all around. Wonderful nose. Soft, chewy tannins giving way to a complex, balanced taste of tobacco, leather, dark fruits (cherry). Pleasing finish. — 9 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Nose of cherry, dill, oak, beef jerkey, and black pepper.

Quite highed toned with lots of sour cherry and plum. A lot of acidity with hints of dill and creamy oak. Pretty mild tannins.

I originally had this in a blind tasting and thought it was a very good new world pinot because of the red fruit, acidity, and noticable oak. Either way, great wine.
— 6 days ago

Bodegas Altanza

Selección Especial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Fruit, tobacco, leather, and slate on the nose. Chewy, ripe red fruit with a bit of prune. The tannins are still strong but not overly so. — 12 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2010

An interesting white Rioja, bottled in 2016. Medium gold color with aromas of dried stone and tropical fruits with notes of baking spice and honeysuckle. On the palate flavors of candied peach and apple flavors, some lemon notes and complex spice. Well balanced, long ending with a salty nutty character. Very Nice. — 4 days ago

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