Rioja Baja, La Rioja

Palacios Remondo

La Montesa Alfaro Rioja Baja Tempranillo Blend

Mainly garnacha (92%) this wine has a vibrant red fruit core with crisp acidity and minimal oak on the nose and palate. It’s overflowing with red cherry, dried orange peel, and brush herbs reminiscent of rosemary and thyme with a hint of leather and tar on the long finish. It’s wonderfully easy drinking and the pedigree is impeccable - it’s made by Priorat-wizard Alvaro Palacios from his family’s Vineyards in Rioja Baja. Organic, minimal sulfur use. 14% abv — 10 days ago

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Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Edición Limitada Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Краска, вишня, хьюмидор, табак. Элегантный, аккуратный, хорошо интегрированная старая бочка. Достаточно ли это, чтобы прям "лимитада"? Вопрос спорный. — 10 days ago

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Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Otro de los vinos que deguste en Madrid, este Crianza de Ramón Bilbao, (tempranillo), buenísimo! en vista: un rojo intenso, nariz: fruta negra, mora, zarzamora, toques de regaliz, vainilla, en boca se repite lo percibido en nariz, bien equilibrado, redondo, lo deguste con una tabla de quesos, embutidos, carnes, temperatura de servicio 16° a 18°C Calidad precio muy buena Saludos
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— 15 hours ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2004

David T

Wow! Velvet, dark currants, mocha, caramel, dark chocolate, saddle-wood, underbrush, gravel, stones & elegance that only happens with this much time forward. Round acidity and beautiful balance and finish.

Stupidly good with our Tri-tip!!!

Photos of; my visits to Bodega La Rioja, their well backlit tasting bar, outside patio and large oak barrels that were assembled inside the Bodega more than 100 years ago...they’re that big and have required many repairs over the years.
— 6 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Nicely done fruit. A bit much oak but still enjoyable. Overall very quaffable and delicious present fruit! — 3 days ago

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Elvi Wines

Reserva Herenza Rioja Tempranillo 2014

A pretty color of dark ruby with a wide brick/ copper rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, cedar, leather, licorice, vanilla, earth, wet leaves, light vegetables, herbs, peppercorn, dark coffee and tobacco leaf.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, raspberries, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, light peppercorn, vegetables, dark coffee and herbs.

Medium plus in finish and spicy, with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice surprise. A very nice red Rioja. Showing nice complexity with a spicy mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and already good all by itself. A good food wine too.

Will age nicely in the next 7 years.

Needs an hour to open up properly and remove the acidity. Gets earthier as it opens up.

That's the kind of Tempranillo I enjoy.

Kosher. Not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 19 days ago

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Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

David T

Very similar to the La Rioja Alta but, more fruit forward.

Excellent follow up to the 04 with our Tri-tip.

Photos of; my visit, their tasting room & lounge, Bodega Marquises, De Murrieta and their view from the Bodega terrace.
— 6 days ago

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Olivier Rivière

LA BASTID Viura Blend 2016

Serious and seriously exceptional from a French master making Burgundy style Rioja. It’s more Burgundy though - expertly integrated oak (French) and acid - equally intense and graceful. Pale and powerful tutorial in balance. — 2 days ago

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Marqués de Murrieta

Finca Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1986

Broad and plummy fruit with sour cherry. Soft herbal notes and minerals. Tangy and vivacious still. Excellent. — 4 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2006

Had another bottle 6 months ago, just gets better and better. Deep Ruby with an elegant bouquet of berry fruits, light spice with fresh earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry and cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Can age well into next decade. — 20 days ago

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