Reserva De La Tierra

Bodegas Laosa

Trasto Prieto Picudo 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

Bright violet color. Red berries, cherry pit and a hint of licorice on the expansive, spice-accented nose. Silky and seamless in texture, offering lively bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a smoky mineral nuance that emerges with air. A floral pastille note builds on the subtly tannic finish, which hangs on with lingering spice and floral notes. (20% whole clusters; aged in neutral French oak barrels.) (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019) — 4 days ago

Bodegas Franco-Españolas

Bordón Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2005

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has cedar box, plum skin, milk chocolate (light), dry green herbs (light), blackberry, dried cherry, cocoa powder and cut red pepper.
Palate has ripe plum, cedar sawdust, ripe blackberry, espresso bean (light), mocha and roasted red pepper (light).
Absolutely beautiful bottle, could hold 10+ more years, last bottle of course, yet amazing, such a long finish, like wow, everyone paid attention to this bottle at dinner.
— 16 days ago

Mark, E and 18 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Shay A
9.2

As expected, even at 12yrs, this is very youthful. It’s rich without being heavy or dense. Cherry tobacco leaves accompanied by herbs de Provence and coconut/dill shavings on the nose. Crazy tart on the palate with high acidity. Mostly black cherry tart and fleshy cherry skin with a more herbal seasoning type finish. Give this time to evolve and add layers. — 5 days ago

Mark Flesher
with Mark
Stanley, Arden and 36 others liked this

Bodegas Campillo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2009

Another lovely wine! Better than last night but only marginally, so same score. These Spanish and Portuguese wines have the best textures. Definitely drink a little bit on the warmer side. This wine has more fruit and rust elements. Very refined and paired nicely with the suckling pig. — 2 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Tom, David and 1 other liked this

Alto de la Ballena

Reserva Tannat Viognier Blend 2015

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of black plum, red plum, black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, cinnamon, anise, cloves, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of ripe red and black plums, black cherry, raspberry, ripe blackberry, vanilla and sweet baking spices; long finish, very concentrated ripe red and black fruit flavors, elegant for such a ripe wine, very good — 7 hours ago

Severn liked this

Bodegas Vinicola Real

200 Monges Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

One of 4 wines brought to Folly Beach to enjoy a pre-15th anniversary celebration. Nose of black licorice and young pipe tobacco. Entry is a little bit sweeter, but classic Rioja with terroir driven notes, full bodied black cherry, black licorice, smoked pipe tobacco, brambleberry cola, semi-sweet plums, mint. Definitely more on the full-bodied side. Finishes long with a lot of pepper and flinty character. I honestly think this one has a solid 10 years ahead of it. — a day ago

Clive, Shawn and 20 others liked this

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Silky, fine grained tannins. Loads of red and blue fruits. Fine acidity. Long finish with hints of spice, violets, and touches of cedar. Drank great for 4 days in a row. — 19 days ago

Tim, Paul and 9 others liked this

Bodega Garzon

Reserva Tannat 2016

Ahhhhhhhhh esse #tannat é muito bom. Bem fechadinho, precisa de aerar, gosto de chocolate no final. Muito bom! — 18 hours ago

Baron de Ley

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2008

Raspberry, cherry, cranberry and plum fruits. Hints of violets, Tomato, chocolate and Smokey vanilla on the finish. Very soft and fresh tasting. There is an elegance here. Thanks Ron! — 2 days ago