La Rioja Tempranillo

Gomez Cruzado

Rioja Cosecha Tempranillo 2014

Fruitier than I expected with aromas and flavors of fresh black currents, plums, and blackberries. Vanilla, smoke and clay pot round out the notes. Tannins are nicely adhesive and the acidity is med plus. Decently long dark chocolate finish. Maybe a bit of residual sugar here but it could be the 14.5% alcohol. Nice, not amazing, but definitely a good drinker. — 3 days ago

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Viñas de Gain Selección de Añada Rioja Tempranillo 2005

Ron R

First time tasting this bottling. Very enjoyable, but probably just past its zenith. Quite contemporary for a Spanish Tempranillo. Good fruit profile, with tobacco and herbs. A little iron and singed leaves come along for the ride. Finishes with persistence. A great value. — 22 days ago

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Amy Huson

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Nice one!
Laith A

Laith A

I think I have a couple of these left.. better drink them soon!!
Ron R

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Thanks @Amy Huson. Better on day two. @Laith Alsayegh, it depends how you prefer your wines. Some of my friends prefer wines with leather and herbs. I prefer fruit-forward wines. My main point is that this won’t further improve from this point. Happy new year 🎊 gals and guys.

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

Cathy Corison

Savory. Resolved. Dried fruit, dried herbs. Full flavors l. Without the bitterness of Nebbiolo. Delightful. No green American oak. — 4 days ago

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Keith, Alex and 29 others liked this

Bodegas Roda

Reserva Roda II Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Scents of black plum and lavender. Black fruit and spice with a dusty black plum finish. Would have benefitted from more time in the cellar and a decant. Good with bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese. — 3 days ago

Mike, M. Christopher and 23 others liked this

Bodegas Olarra

Cerro Añon Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Very subtle nose of black cherry. Dark red fruit, leather, tobacco. Firm tannins and enough acidity to stand up to marinated artichoke hearts and Iberico jamon. — a day ago

Chad Anderson
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Keith, Brandon and 17 others liked this


Viñas de Gain Vineyard Selection Tempranillo 2013

Artadi always delivers...!! — 4 days ago

Wil, John and 4 others liked this

Viña Eguía

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2009

2009 vintage. Opened 20th Jan 2019. Light bodied. Sweet to fruity nose. Oaky flavour with velvety taste. Slightly acidic to taste. High tannin. Long finishing. — 20 days ago

Vicente Gandía

Raiza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Love this Tempranillo.. it’s easy like a Sunday morning. Luscious fruit, thirst quenching and well balanced. Went great with Indian food! — 14 days ago

Mike, Jeff and 3 others liked this

Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rioja Tempranillo Rosé Gran Reserva 2011

Ever so g-durn yummilicious? Also I just realized why in two recent blind tasting practices I thought it was Sangiovese: garnet color and balsamic vinegar af. This is a smidge raisinated and the tannins would (now) keep me from guessing Italy and DAMN please tell me your favorite thing to pair with rioja I’m plotting a vegetarian sub. — 19 days ago

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Ellen Clifford

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@David Clinton pizza would be great with it! Being a vegetarian I’d leave off the prosciutto but I love arugula on a pizza pie 🍕
David Clinton

David Clinton

Aw don’t worry about it! I think prosciutto grows on trees in Italy!

Viña Real (CVNE)

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1988

What more can I say about aged Rioja? These are true gems for those looking for beautifully aged wines that drink like champions. This 88 was a winner and no where near its end. Easily another 10 years. — 6 days ago

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