Parra Alta

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1991

Fab 27yr Old Rioja @ £62 drinking like a Burgundy & perfect in a Zalto Burg glass

🏵 92 points

🍷 Garnet cherry w/ brown hue

👃 Leather & balsamic infused mulched spiced cherry w/ soft smoked oak, sherry, wet earth, cocoa, red berry, herbs & gooey date jam

👄 Med smooth, touch tart, red cherry & berry bathed in balsamic w/ a mocha touch

🎯 Med+ touch dry oaky driven red cherry & berry fruits w/ an earthy balsamic caramel figgy linger
— 5 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great $ for that bottle.
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...Or great £ rather.

Bodegas Hidalgo la Gitana

Las 30 del Cuadrado Cepas Viejas Palomino

Medium bodied and deep golden yellow. Savory and sherry-like. — 8 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Mike Smith
9.0

Tasted at their tasting room in Haro — 5 days ago

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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

Celler Piñol

L'Avi Arrufi Terra Alta Grenache Blanc

Bright gold color. Easy to drink. Medium body. Nice acidity. Tropical fruit flavors and melon. Well balanced and good friendly. — 11 days ago

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Coca i Fitó

Jaspi d'Or Terra Alta 2014

Color : White
Wine estate : Coca I Fitó
Designation : Terra Alta
Name : Jaspi d'Or
Country : Spain
Vivino : 4/5
Note : With 80% of Grenache Blanc, it's almost like a white Châteauneuf. A golden robe, a peachy nose. Once in the mouth, the floral side is revealed with candied citrus notes. Beautiful minerality and expression.
— 12 days ago

Shawn liked this

Forlorn Hope

Suspiro Del Moro Silvaspoons Vineyard Alvarelhão 2015

Well here’s one way to wash out a long, tough evening—forlorn hope indeed. But it sure brightens the palate and spirit. Fresh, bursting cherries, spring blooms, with just a pinch of baking spice. Lots of zippy acid keeps the mouth watering. — 19 days ago

Ron, Ellen and 2 others liked this

Bodegas Roda

Reserva Roda II Rioja Tempranillo

Mike Smith
9.1

Tasted at their tasting room in Haro — 5 days ago

Phil, Carl and 11 others liked this

Olivier Rivière

Gabaxo Rioja Garnacha 2016

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.2

The long awaited first taste of the new vintage didn’t disappoint. Gabaxo is personal and so very exciting. 2016 somewhat more refined compared to previous vintages. Most likely good thru 2025+ — 6 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Alta

Oso Malo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Opened to breath for 6+ hours. Sexy, smooth, French oak wrapped boysenberry. Green pepper, cola, licorice on the nose too. Dark fruits and dark flavors- expresso and cacao. Fresh and bright on the palate, old world style. Red raspberry and chocolate. Smooth and integrated tannins round out the finish. #garyveewineclub — 13 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosado 2008

Delectable Wine
9.3

Pale copper-tinged orange. A powerfully scented bouquet evokes orange zest, red currant, rose oil, cinnamon and smoky minerals. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering intense red berry and citrus fruit flavors along with hints of honey, vanilla and candied flowers. Deftly blends power and finesse and shows no rough edges. The mineral and floral notes carry strongly through an impressively long finish that displays outstanding clarity and spicy cut. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2018) — 3 days ago

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