Rioja Vega S. A

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1976


1976 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja. Double-date w A&S at Cole’s. Awesome. Decanted and drank straight away. Coffee, cocoa notes. Soft and easy to drink, but the finish lasts longer than we’d thought, without abruptness or any bitter quality. My fave over the ‘82 Margaux that we drank side-by-side. — 5 months ago

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild-Vega Sicilia

Macan Muestra Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Enjoying a very nice Rioja tonight. Deep ruby color. Medium intensity nose with notes of red plums, coffee and a little bit of road tar. Great flavors of dark fruit, chocolate covered cherries, cola, and a hint of licorice. Medium acidity and medium tannins. Very nicely integrated and a very nice finish with a very slight hint of mint. — 8 months ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura

This 6 year old Tondonia Blanco bottled in the early 70s is absolutely stunning. Better than any of the vintages I’ve had. I know traditionally some Spanish producers put a lot of effort into their NV blends (think Vega Sicilia for example) but this was still far better than expected. Glad I’ve got 11 bottles left. It’s complex as hell and has serious acidity but it’s the length that really stands out. It. Never. Ends. — a year ago

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Vinedos Lacalle y Laorden

Viña El Pison Rioja Tempranillo 1999


1999 Vina El Pison Rioja. Drank after the ‘85 Lopez de Heredia for A&S’ Anniversary lunch at Coq SF. Didn’t decant very long, but delicious. Much more fruit, tannin, and structure than the Heredia, since much younger. Delicious, but different. — 5 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

W&S Top 100. I had a bottle of 1958 once. Yeah, it lasts that long. — 8 months ago

Mark Freund
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Vega Moragona

Bobal 60's

Great blackberry notes, with a surprising amount of cedar. Really elegant and lovely. — a year ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1985


1985 Lopez de Heredia Temperanillo. Lunch at Coq SF for A&S’ anniversary. Decanted for an hour before drinking. Excellent. Not too long a finish, but very soft and no hard end to the finish. Balanced and really delicious. — 5 months ago

Rioja Vega S. A.

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Smooth and gentle wine, awesome — 6 months ago

Rioja Vega S. A.

Rioja Rosado 2018

Very unique blend for a region known for red (La Rioja)
Aromas: Green apple
Taste: mineral, green apple, high acidity
— 9 months ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2009

Vega Sicilia Unico 2nd wine @ £110 delivering boom bang & boom 😍 Lovely creamy rich fruit bomb 👍

📍Valbuena 5 2009

🏵 94 points

🍇 Tempranillo w/ Merlot & Cab S

🍷 Opaque deep ruby

👃 Chewy chocolate cherry & raspberry gateaux cream cake, mineral & light oak w/ light minty herbs, damson, blackcurrant & violets

👄 Med+ creamy silky body of dark cherry, raspberry jam & gooey melted choc chips w/ a touch of violet, blackcurrant & blueberry

🎯 Long choc cherry raspberry gateaux yum linger
— 2 years ago

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Love this stuff.