La Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

My son came over for dinner so I opened my last bottle! Beautiful Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Still great with room to run. This wine shows potential aging well beyond 2020. I wish I had more! — 9 days ago

Shay, James and 3 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Exhibit #2 from this evening. Beautiful balance of dark fruit, American Oak & tobacco/Tea savory notes. Great stuff. — 10 days ago

Ira, Martin and 50 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

First time tasting the ‘05 Tondonia...excellent, more long term aging potential than the ‘04. Still substantial American oak and sweet fruit to integrate. — 2 days ago

Ira, Severn and 9 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Mike Smith
9.0

Tasted at their tasting room in Haro — 2 days ago

Phil, Carl and 16 others liked this
David T

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Been there. Did you go to Muga? Have the steak in the restaurant at Hotel Viura. Enjoy.
Mike Smith

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I didn’t hit Muga. After 3 wineries I called it quits

Marqués de Riscal

Baron de Chirel Reserva Rioja 2012

Running a little hot on the tongue. Good fruit but not much complexity. Not a bad value wine, just don't expect a world class blend. Might have missed its peak. — 7 days ago

Ron, Phil and 2 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Dirt with a capital “D” - soft and well balanced sour cherries great funk! Nice and lively acidity! — 8 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Great Rioja Reserva! The Grenache and prominence of new American oak are the highlight. Aromas of toasted almond, soft leather and summer plum. Pomegranate, late summer cherry and spice on the palate with a hint of brown spice. Tannins are soft. Best if you’re looking for a white meat pairing as it seems like about 30-50% garnache. Nice little break from all the Tempranillo tannins — a day ago

Bodegas Exopto / Bodegas Rug

Bozeto de Exopto Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Weeknight Rioja, keeping it simple, 50% Garnacha, 40% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano. Notes forthcoming...

Nose is spiced cherry with a secondary aroma of dried cranberry, the unsweetened version. Palate has dried cherry, ripe plum with some dry stemmy notes, all good stuff. Priced at $18, this was the last of three bottles we purchased 38 months ago. I'm very satisfied with the experience to price ratio.
— 8 days ago

Lyle, David and 16 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Love Rioja that is heavy on Garnacha. Pretty unusual.
Severn Goodwin

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Yes, tasty stuff

Torre Muga

Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2003

Older Rioja. A little smokey. Slight taste of prunes and raisins. Dark fruit. — 7 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Iarpeiros en Cantabrai Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Previously had this one - good but not great. Moody teenager @ 13 yrs. Whole different story this time. Badass. Double decant. Drank slightly chilled. Heavy oak / vanilla upfront, but this mellowed with time in glass as it gradually unfurled. Great nose. Medium body. Mellow. Baking spice on the finish. Lovely. Wish I had more.... — 2 days ago