R. López De Heredia

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Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé 2009

The 2009 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rose by Vina Tondonia is an impressive blend of 60% Garnacho with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura. This beautiful Rose wine was aged for four years in American oak and another five years in the bottle. On the nose this opens with bright red fruits with blood orange and wild mushroom that are wrapped around toasty oak in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, revealing a seductive texture and a bright minerality with a brilliant beam of salinity. Remarkably light on its feet, this ‘Gran Reserva’ unveils beautiful red fruits and suggestions of kumquat and teaberry with peat moss undertones. Highly novel and complex, simply put, there is nothing like this wine. While delightful now this will age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 94 — 8 days ago

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Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Jeff Hasmann Agreed this becomes super hard to find w the market. If you can get your hands on this I highly recommend it 🔥🍷
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@Dr. Owen Bargreen awesome note...thank you!! I made a call the moment I read your review and snagged a bottle from my local source. I got lucky. The entire State of Nebraska only got one case 😩
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@Jay Kline That’s so fantastic. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed 😊

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 1981

Wild wine. For an 81 it was crazy — 2 days ago

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Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2006

An outstanding wine! Intense flavours coupled with medium tannin texture to produce an incredibly complex wine. Oxidative in style, with dried tropical fruits and nuts being the primary focus, the wine was also bursting with herbs and spices and flowers. One of the most interesting wines I've had in a while. — a month ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

The latest release of Tondonia tinto and its fabulous already. In its relative youth, there is already greater depth than any Tondonia I can recall since 2001. Bright red and dark cherry fruit with baking spices and olive tapenade. Finish is long. Deft balance. The future is really bright with this one. — 12 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1947

Haunting. Very pretty with dried roses, soft cherry, floral notes and a delicate, ethereal palate with perfect balance and length. Transparent and wonderful. — 16 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

The 2007 ‘Vina Bosconia’ has a high percentage of Garnacho blended in (15%) with small portions Graciano and Mazuelo. The wine is another sensational effort from this storied estate, especially considering the challenges of the 2007 vintage. The nose opens with beautiful red fruits with blood orange and sage that are nicely woven into the nose. The palate unveils wonderful freshness and richness considering the challenges of the vintage. Pipe tobacco, leather, crushed mint and blood orange zest all connect with the sour red fruits. Beautiful now this has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2035- 93 — a month ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2004

2004 vintage. Another beauty from this extremely traditional producer. Golden colour, intense bouquet with dried fruits, flowers (camomile), lemon peel, spices and a hint of bee wax. Beautifully balanced taste, profound and intense, with long finish. Amazing anachronistic wine with a value for money that is out of this world. — 3 days ago

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Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

A group of us met up for happy hour and I was asked to chose the wine. The shop we were meeting at had three bottles of Viña Cubillo on the shelf; none remained when we were done. I think the group had full intentions of drinking other things but why bother when this is available. I mean, what an incredible value and it hits all the spots: bright cherry core, some olive and baking spice, bright, beautiful. Nobody else at the table had ever had anything from LdH. Now, they won’t forget. It’s always nice to share great wine with open minded people. — 11 days ago

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Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

Delicious.At the The Ocean Room At Kiawah. — 12 days ago

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Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé

Impressive for a Crianza to offer such complexity and elegance. Classic raisinated black and red fruits on the nose with pencil shavings, dried herbs, and mushroom. Subtle tannins, with relaxed mouth feel. — 7 months ago

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