La Rioja Alta, La Rioja

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2015

Ardanza is always so great for the price. 2015 has beautiful fruit and concentration. Tobacco. Needs 3-4 years but ready now if you like ‘em young like Dylon. Pair with still quivering rare Chuleton rib steak in San Sebastián. — 6 days ago

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Bodegas Bilbainas

Viña Pomal Vinos Singulares Garnacha

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.1

Lovely floral red #Garnacha Youthful despite being a 2017 tasted in 2022 — 5 days ago

Palacios Remondo

Plácet Valtomelloso Rioja Viura 2008

Shockingly youthful for 14 years old. The color on this was very youthful, a medium to light gold. You can definitely sense the age and a very nice way as the citrus, stone fruit, and melon fruit flavors have turned more tertiary. Fun and decent complexity. — 10 days ago

Lyle, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 890 Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Soft tannins and tart fruit. Still solid after 15 years. — 3 days ago

Miguel Merino

Rioja Blanco 2020

Youthful fruit. Compact. High-toned and perfumed. I’m going to give this one a couple years in the cellar. Very fine. — 5 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2001

For me this needs more time. A bruiser still. Then again I had this without any food. — 6 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Expressive, enticing, aetheric.
Dusty cherries, tobacco leaf, leather, (very) dark chocolate, wood finish, a hint of cigar box. So fresh, so uplifting, so youthful!
On the palate amazing purity, zingy cherry acidity, a hint of orange peel, present, juicy yet very, very fine tannins. After a few hours this shows a darker, richer side. Really nice flow and great energy!
Brilliant, just brilliant. And amazing vale, for this quality!
— 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Fantastic wine 👍

Miguel Merino

Vitola Reserva Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend 2015

Cooler climate grapes, savory, green tobacco. Darker funkier. Lovely. — 5 days ago

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Viña Ijalba

Varietales Rioja Graciano 2019

A big wine that pairs well with vegan bbq spicy sausage. — 7 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

My first bottle of this inimitable rosé and what a weirdo it was (in a good way of course). The nose reminded me of a cross between fino sherry, blanc de noir, and riesling - nuts, herbs, spices, dried strawberries, granny smith apple, orange peel, peach, petrol, and damp wood. Gosh, it's mind-boggling. The fino sherry theme continued on the palate, with a distinct salinity and steeliness that's steady and regular from start to end. The texture is silky, and finish crescendo-like, built on citrus freshness, red berried flavours, and salted fruit skin preserves. It just keeps gaining complexity as the night progressed, and would be interesting to see with an overnight slow-ox. Unfortunately, it paired incredibly well with some fried chicken that showed up on the table, so it was deemed gone. A one on the binary scale! — a month ago

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Andrew McIntyre

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Agree completely!
Aaron Tan

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@Andrew McIntyre Very keen to try more samples of this. What a trip it was drinking this.