La Rioja Tempranillo

Bodegas Akutain

Rosado Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2015

Great red fruit and salinity. Creamy and oxidative like a baby LdH rosado; only complaint is the oak is a bit much right now but should work itself out. — 13 days ago

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Jim Wagonfeld

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@joshmorgenthau I got a few from Liner $ Elsen in Portland. Haven't opened one yet.
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@Jim Wagonfeld Nice, and no rush. This is getting better by the day. Highly recommended.

Bodegas Valoria

Viña Valoria Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 1860

Opaco a translucidez
Brillo: Medio
Ausencia de Sedimentos
Color: Granate con destellos Paja
Intensidad: Media
Viscosidad: Alta
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Media, con tonos teja y segunda tonalidad miel

Intensidad: Media Alta
Frutos Maduros
Frutos Rojos (Cereza y Mora)
Flores: Vainilla y Jazmín
Especies: Pimienta
Suelo Matriz Mineral
Presencia de Madera
Extras: Regaliz, Chocolate, Cuero, Miel

Semi Dulce
Cuerpo: Medio Alto
Acidez: Media Baja
Alcohol: Bajo
Taninos: Medio Alto
Complejidad: Media Alta
Final: Medio Largo

Notas: Vino muy completo de amplio carácter, con personalidad madura, gentil y dadivosa. Excelente balance.
— 15 days ago

Marqués de Murrieta

Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Nariz: cereza, mora, ciruela, vainilla, cuero

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M/M+
— 17 days ago

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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 T-Bone steak in San Sebastián. — 3 days ago

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Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2017

Very nicely put together, Needs 5-15 years in the cellar. — 12 days ago

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I love that wine. So consistent through the years.

Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Meaty nose with dark red fruit undertones. The palate features dark cherry, cranberry, ripe strawberry, and lots of spice. Medium tannins, high alcohol, and high acid. — 5 days ago

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C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Had at 1914 house in niwot with Ralph and sam. Delicious, tannin forward, opened up nicely. Paired well with prime rib. — 2 days ago

Bodegas Casado Morales

Gran Reserva Rioja Alavesa Tempranillo 2004

Might be a bit past its prime but still quite good. Light ruby color with a brick rim. Aromas and flavors of dark cherry, rose petals, dark chocolate, leather, tobacco and dried herbs. Smooth and dusty tannins. Brimming with acidity. Extremely complex, but maybe just a touch out of balance. Still a pleasure. Thank You John P. — 21 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!
— 8 days ago

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Fantastic wine 👍

Bodegas Olarra

Cerro Añon Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015


See previous note, some time has really improved this wine - represents outstanding QPR. Again, very international style Rioja - super generous & delicious — 9 days ago

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