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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

strange bottle; at first seems really oxidized with a nose of iron and old coins. The palate although was really nice, so smooth with great acidity. Really old school with leather, beef, dill and orangepeel. No wine for food, just sipping... — 14 days ago

Eric, Ronald and 10 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Dalmau Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

My first Dalmau ever. What can i say, not ready at all, but what a terrific creamy nose. Complex and velvety with an explosion of aromas of wild fruit, dark chocolate and mineral notes. The palate is a beast with good tannic backbone, freshness and beautifull oak. A serious wine with lot of potential. Powerhouse! — 3 days ago

Peter, John and 2 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Shay A
9.2

As expected, even at 12yrs, this is very youthful. It’s rich without being heavy or dense. Cherry tobacco leaves accompanied by herbs de Provence and coconut/dill shavings on the nose. Crazy tart on the palate with high acidity. Mostly black cherry tart and fleshy cherry skin with a more herbal seasoning type finish. Give this time to evolve and add layers. — 4 days ago

Mark Flesher
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Stanley, Arden and 36 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

The 2005 Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva Blanco is a sensational blend of 90% Viura with 10% Malvasia all sourced from the Viña Tondonia Vineyard. The wine was aged for six years in American oak barrels and then for an additional six years in bottle prior to release. The wine itself begins with intense aromas of salted pear, marzipan, smoked pineapple and hints of apricot all taking shape beautifully in the glass. Bright and intense, with a gorgeous mouthfeel, this wine delivers both a silky texture and lithe minerality. Hugely complex flavors of wet stone, green apple, smoke and starfruit all combine on the palate. Gorgeous and generous now, with an exceedingly long finish, this beautiful wine has decades ahead of it. Drink 2019-2038- 95 — 20 days ago

Dr., Iwan and 36 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Incredible showing for such an old wine. It’s good to have friends...deep red fruit, very interesting, balanced finish. — 13 days ago

Jerome Sabbagh
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Jerome Sabbagh

Amazing showing, felt much younger. It’s good to have friends indeed!
9.2

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Classic with very well integrated wood. A solid effort exhibiting nice secondary aromas but with a good life span still ahead of it. Nice one. — 7 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 1997

Complex, dried cherry, potpourri, cola, and a cherry liquor finish — 4 days ago

Chris McClellanGuy FioreGregory Fulchiero
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Tobacco, dried earth, but sweet black fruit and integrated tannins...
9.3

Bodegas Vinicola Real

200 Monges Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

One of 4 wines brought to Folly Beach to enjoy a pre-15th anniversary celebration. Nose of black licorice and young pipe tobacco. Entry is a little bit sweeter, but classic Rioja with terroir driven notes, full bodied black cherry, black licorice, smoked pipe tobacco, brambleberry cola, semi-sweet plums, mint. Definitely more on the full-bodied side. Finishes long with a lot of pepper and flinty character. I honestly think this one has a solid 10 years ahead of it. — 18 hours ago

Clive, Shawn and 19 others liked this

Bodegas Campillo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2009

Another lovely wine! Better than last night but only marginally, so same score. These Spanish and Portuguese wines have the best textures. Definitely drink a little bit on the warmer side. This wine has more fruit and rust elements. Very refined and paired nicely with the suckling pig. — a day ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Tom, David and 1 other liked this