La Rioja Tempranillo

Bodegas LAN

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Primarily Tempranillo with a bit of Graciano blended in. Bright dark garnet color with a bit of ruby around the rim. Very ripe dark fruit (plums and figs) on the nose with bright hints of vanilla. Just a hint of dried rose petals and smoke. Palate is also full of ripe black currants and figs with hints of dark chocolate, black tea and coconut. Nice spicy (baking) finish. Bright acidity and firm/chewy tannins. Traditional Rioja. Excellent quality for the price. Thanks for sharing, Kase! — 8 days ago

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Marqués de Riscal

Reserva Herederos del Marques de Riscal Rioja Tempranillo 1964

A haunting nose with soft and supple fruit. Gorgeously harmonious and expressive. Wonderful stuff. — 18 days ago

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Campo Viejo

Rioja Tempranillo 2020

TWAM pickup, fantastic fruity flavor for the price — 8 days ago

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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1994

Barnyard nose. High acid. Musty dusty potpourri. You like old flowers and grandma’s house? This is your deal! Haha. — 2 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2016

Ruby in color with a wide cloudy reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing red and black fruits with oak, licorice, eucalyptus, herbs, mediterranean spices, coffee, earth and black pepper.

Nice tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very tasty 7-year-old Rioja Reserva. Elegant and soft.

Showing nice complexity at this point, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Easy drinking and a good food wine.

I had the 2009 a few years ago, and loved it. This one just needs more time in the bottle to mature properly.

A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Aged for 3 years in used American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 10 days ago

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Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Simply one of the best bottles I’ve had in a long time. We first had this wine on our honeymoon in rioja - with lamb, which we held to tonight on a beautiful night for grilling.

Opened 4 hours in advance, decanted for 1.5 hours. Still quite primary. Nose leaps from the glass - very delicious. Acid isn’t huge, but the fruit and earth with a bit of leather is great. And the mouthfeel is deep and persistent even without the level of acid I’d expect. Really enjoyable.
— 20 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011


When in Rioja, drink Rioja.

Reddish in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nose of red fruits with earth and mildew notes.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Elegant and restrained.

On the palate red fruits with earth, light wood, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs, light wet leaves and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This recent release of this Rioja Reserva is drinking very nicely now.

A good quality wine. Easy drinking, and a good food wine that I paired with dried meats and crackers.

This 11 year old feels so very young still, and will continue to age nicely in the next 25 years.

Needs time to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

A blend of 70% Tempranillo with Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. Aged for 6 years in used American oak barrels.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 12 days ago

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Marqués de Cáceres

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

Deep ruby color.
Aromas of stewed tomatoes, herbal
Dry. Flavors of tomato leaf, stewed tomatoes, sage, herbs, hint of red fruit. Savory & rich! Rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 5 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

A timeless gem that escapes boundaries. Poised, elegant, unconventional.
The nose is somewhere between a fino sherry, a v. light Vernatsch and southern Rhône white. Nutty, salty with dried strawberries, hibiscus, but also some sharp lemon freshness. A meditation wine - changing, evolving, enticing.
Silky & a bit creamy on the palate, with a touch of tannins, sharp, salty acidity, almost fruitless - and yet with such depth, precision & presence. This is as far from the avg. rosé as it gets. A mind boggling, delicious, slightly funky, grand wine. Amazing.
And at 13y - a baby.
— 24 days ago

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