La Rioja Tempranillo

Bodegas Bilbainas

Viña Pomal Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Color of shades of purple with grapefruit note and touch of ruby. Nose of cherry and oak, spice, vanilla, ice wine lie sweetness, a bit tobacco leaves, and strength of alcohol. Nose is plenty. Taste of nice oaky flavors, solid acidity like balsamic vinegar, good tannins, subtle sweetness in the background, black pepper, ripe cherry and strawberry. Powerful yet not aggressive. Also shows a bit mineral at the end. Aftertaste of some juicy grapes, peppery, quite long. Only tiny bit of metallic rusty note at the very end. But overall, a very good Rioja. — 6 days ago

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Bodegas Beronia

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2015

This Spanish red is dark in the glass as well as on the nose. Blackberry and plum aromas abound, with oak spice playing a supporting role. The palate displays black fruit, sweet notes and powerful tannins. Bring on the ribeye, hot off the grill. — 9 days ago

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@Randy Fuller Cheers 🍷
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Backatcha, PA!

Bodegas Carlos Serres

Old Vines Rioja Tempranillo 2010

Threw me in blind tasting as seemed flashy for rioja but that underlying umami shd have given it away! — 11 days ago

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Bodegas Beronia

Rioja Tempranillo 2015

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9.3

So gentle, so smooth, so good when’s the next flight to Spain. Cheers 🍷 — 11 days ago

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@P A Sounds lovely, cheers!
Trixie

Trixie

Ah yes, the hot climate wines are always good. Cheers!
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@Neil Valenzuela Neil this is a good one, have a great week Cheers 🍷

Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Greg Ballington
9.3

Deep ruby red. Lovely nose coated in leather, dried cherries and earthy. Medium tannins (6.5/10) with balanced acidity and medium plus bodied. Layered palate with some gaminess, dried cherries and blackberries. Long finish. Drink till 2025. — 8 days ago

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I just had that too! My comments are the same

Artadi

Viñas de Gain Selección de Añada Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Ron R
9.3

Opulent nose of cherries, spice box. Palate presents linze torte and tar. Very plush on the mid palate, with weight and density. Needs more time in the bottle, but presents beautifully now. — 11 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé 2009

The 2009 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rose by Vina Tondonia is an impressive blend of 60% Garnacho with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura. This beautiful Rose wine was aged for four years in American oak and another five years in the bottle. On the nose this opens with bright red fruits with blood orange and wild mushroom that are wrapped around toasty oak in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, revealing a seductive texture and a bright minerality with a brilliant beam of salinity. Remarkably light on its feet, this ‘Gran Reserva’ unveils beautiful red fruits and suggestions of kumquat and teaberry with peat moss undertones. Highly novel and complex, simply put, there is nothing like this wine. While delightful now this will age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 94 — 7 days ago

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@Jeff Hasmann Agreed this becomes super hard to find w the market. If you can get your hands on this I highly recommend it 🔥🍷
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@Dr. Owen Bargreen awesome note...thank you!! I made a call the moment I read your review and snagged a bottle from my local source. I got lucky. The entire State of Nebraska only got one case 😩
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@Jay Kline That’s so fantastic. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed 😊

Bodegas Valdemar

Conde Valdemar Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Refreshing Rose from Spain. High acid & light fruit. Fresh and crisp, easy to enjoy. This Son House collection is as comforting a listen as one can ask for. The two together make a pleasing and easy combination to end the weekend. — 3 days ago

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Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Blues & a rose are an unexpected combo. Rock on
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Great album & vino

Marqués de Murrieta

Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1970

Lovely and lush. Soft raspberry edges to the fruit with a plush core. The oak is totally resolved and gives a gentle vanilla hue to it all, then there’s mint and black tea. Beautifully mature and resolved. — 14 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2009

Greg Ballington
9.3

Medium ruby red. Layered nose with dried cherries, twigs, spices and forest floor. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and lots of acidity with a medium plus body. Well balanced even for being so young, notes of cherries, branches, strawberries and minerality. Long and lingering finish with solid acidity. Drink till 2033. — 2 days ago

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Jo Anne B

Hands down one of our favorite wineries we visited in Rioja.