La Rioja Tempranillo

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2014

May be the highest QPR of any wine. Regardless of price, thoroughly delightful. I’ll happily drink anything from La Rioja Alta any day. — 2 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Decant this. Tobacco leaves & bing cherries with spicy oak. The oak recedes with time in the decanter and the wine feels more complete. Woody tannins add complexity & texture to the finish. Love this and it stands way out in the Crianza category. — 6 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

An old trusted friend, a special year too. It’s not just the Gorgeous black fruits, or the perfect oak monster integration, or the balance-it’s really the lift & freshness that elevates this into one of my favorites, period. With some age it has also shedded some of its monolithic early character too. Love to taste in another five to seven years. Oh, & a remarkable value for about 28$ at its lowest price. — 12 days ago

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😳... Only 1/2 dozen!

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@Peter Sultan Peter well said Cheers 🍷
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I mean assuming I would bring my family-lord knows they would be pissed at me for overcrowding the bunker with my wines 🤪@Severn Goodwin !

Vina Bujanda

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2011

This wine feels little fortified almost madeira-like almond flavors. There is sweetness balanced with decent acidity — a day ago

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Bodegas Beronia

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

This very dark wine has such a rich nose it’s almost enough just to smell it. Almost. Aromas of black currant and blueberries are colored up nicely by all the oak. Clove notes are sweet and - incredibly - not overpowering. The palate is brawny and full of dark fruit. It’s loaded with minerals and acidity and firm tannins - just waiting for an unsuspecting ribeye to come along.
— 5 days ago

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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, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value! — 10 days ago

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Bodegas Muriel

Reserva Fincas de la Villa Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Lovely Rioja. Deep ruby, nice nose and pared well with a variety of foods.2011 in 2020. A touch of spice on the palate with chocolate flavor. Will drink this wine, anytime — a day ago


El Carretil Single Vineyard Rioja Alavesa Tempranillo 2014

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Brilliance in a glass. A Spanish wine which is so contemporary. Notes of fig paste, tobacco, balsamic vinegar and sandalwood on the nose and palate. Tannins need a little more time, but this is excellent already. Finishes with granite and iron. Awesome WNH virtual tasting. — 17 days ago

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@Deborah M, lol. Corrected - Fig paste...😊

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@Ron R Ron LOL Cheers 🍷
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Same with you, @Shawn R. Where was Jen??? 😀

Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2004

Spiced fruit on the nose including stewed peach, baked cherry as well as menthol, licorice, warm cinnamon, and barnyard funk. The palate is delightfully bright and vibrant featuring dark cherry, baked strawberry, cranberry, white pepper, black tea, leather, cigar box, and rhubarb. Medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, and high acid that builds through the finish. I’m left with peach cobbler a al mode, cherry pie, and strawberry shortcake with lingering leather, black tea, and tobacco notes. Excellent bang for the buck. — 7 days ago

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Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha

Ad Libitum Rioja Tempranillo Blanco 2018

Maturana Tinta comes from a clone rescued from old Maturana Tinta Vines, aged for 11 months in new French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits and smoky notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, tobacco and bits of cacao and black pepper. Lively acidity, medium finish ending with fruit, spice and smoky cigar box character. Nice value, should be able to age a bit. — 13 days ago

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