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Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Has a cool vintage personality to it, the acid is elevated and tannins are still firm albeit softening from the wines upbringing. Im a fan, there’s a lot of complexity on the nose, taking this classically-styled Rioja beyond what archetypal things might come to mind with this benchmark wine. Soulful and almost old school Bordeaux-like. Current, dried raspberry, stewed plum and dried black cherry, gravel pushing into graphite, tobacco, sous bois, wet leaves, juniper, leather, American oak, pipe smoke. Considerable freshness for such a tertiary wine. The elevated VA could be a problem for some, I enjoyed the lift. — 12 days ago

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Vanessa D

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Ah, love your notes!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Very similar to the bosconia, light tannins, earthy with subtle tart cherry/cranberry. Integrated oak with toasted coconut. Still vibrant acidity — 21 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2001

I preferred the ‘91 over the ‘01. — 8 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

Nimble and nuanced. Settles down quickly in the glass. Vanilla, dry earth, cinnamon and toasted dark berries. A treat. — 2 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2006

2006 Vintage tasted on the 22nd June 2020 - A-Typical slightly oxidised nose with a white wine of this age, on the palate some stone fruits with a woodiness and a honeyed aftertaste not unlike older Chenin Blancs from the Loire or South Africa. Had it with Indonesian styled chicken livers - stood up well to the heat and pure flavour -) — 2 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 1991

Mature and delicious. — 8 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Good to know Rioja Blanco can last that long.

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

The 2010’s are gonna be straight fire, if this is any indication. Killer QPR — 10 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Physically Distanced 🚧 but Socially Close 🤗 2020 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 🥳 with several members of our Tastevin crew.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy, outside of sanctioned events.🍾
Notes may be light, scores will be honest. 💯🦄

This is ridiculous... I'm smiling so hard, my cheeks hurt. Decanted 5h.
— a month ago

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Matt Perlman

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Whoa ok must find
Allison Lyzenga

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Incredibly jealous
Josh Morgenthau

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The best!