R. López De Heredia

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Popped and poured into a porron. The ultimate baller birthday move. The 2010 Rosado pours a rose gold color; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. Some slight signs of sediment in the bottle. On the nose the wine is developing with notes of red cherry, blood orange, grapefruit, apricot, nuts, dried flowers and just a hint of lightly toasted coconut. On the palate, the wine is dry with low tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long with remarkable, creamy texture and substantial (but not overbearing) weight. To my palate, this has hardly aged since my last experience in 2021. If anything, it has only gained in character and significance. World class is every sense of the term. Drink now through 2035. Thank you for the birthday bottle Matt! — 8 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

Un tempranillo mezcla de rioja. este es mi tercero tempranillo desde rioja. espero sentirme un caballero. first scent was coke (cola) on the cork. hue is extremely dark. No clarity much turbidity in broad daylight. slight note of sweet cherry. much barrel and deep tannic tones of turbulence i find terrific. sour cherry on the tongue. Really dazzling deep wine brings the whole picnic and woodsy fairytale all together #tempranilloblend — a month ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Ordinarily Lopez gets high marks. Rightly so. And while this had deep red and black fruit and cedar notes, the oak and tannin was just over the top. — 3 months ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2014

Vintage 2014 | paired with Vitello tonnato — 7 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Jeremy Shanker

A classic that doesn’t get old — a month ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Birthday celebration special wine - Mira’s. . Very good. — 2 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

I am biased for Rioja but this is a very good demonstration of why. Great balance ripe reserved fruit in harmony with some slight puckering length. Better in 10 years. Totally fine now. — 24 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

The somm raves and accolades are well justified for this #rioja legend. This current release Vina Cubillo presents dried plum, Luxardo cherry, sweet tobacco, porcini mushroom aromas. Perfectly integrated on the palate, acid and fruit in harmony, long finish with elegant tannins. Cubillo drinks richer than the 2008 Viña Tondonia I had a couple of years back. Both are lovely wines but I give the hedonistic edge to this 2009. Interestingly flexible on food pairing, equally delicious with Gambas al Ajillo and fresh sliced Spanish Chorizo. — 2 months ago