R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

2001 vintage. Decanted for two hours before tasting. Slightly less sediment than expected. Definite port/Madeira-like flavors now. Light-medium body. 3.19.23. — 5 days ago

Norman, Ted and 18 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2015

3.6. Wonderful complex Rioja, for Annie’s 75th. on sale for $30.50, regularly $32.00. — 13 days ago

Vanessa, Ericsson and 6 others liked this

Raventos i Blanc

de Nit Rosé Cava Blend

Solid. At Corrida in Boulder. — 12 days ago

Severn, Ted and 4 others liked this

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2016

Recently had valderiz and this blows it out of the water! Smooth, velvety tannins and cranberry sauce! — 5 days ago

Natasha Bray
with Natasha
Eddie liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Tasted blind & thought hi end Chinon, or some Cab Franc given its funk & superb tension between its acid & fruit; all kinds of forest bark & pinecones, dark red fruits, & a slight menthol edge. Develops too in the glass, & feels like the palate & aftertaste can go on forever. Though the lesser priced of its Tondonia sibling (& very different), this for me is one of the 8 great wonders-& values-of the wine world. — 17 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Vanessa, Severn and 13 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

Medium bodied red with forward notes of cherry, plum, and vanilla. Pairs well with lamb and sautéed vegetables. Not very heavy. Overall a nice, easy drinking Spanish Rioja — 11 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2007

Liqueur like. Some lightly toasted marshmallow. Preserved lemon. Medium acid.

This is the Tondonia Blanco.
@Delectable Wine barely managed to post after half a dozen tries, now won’t let me correct the identified wine.
— 12 days ago

Michael, Tom and 18 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

Complex wine with intense notes of blackberry, black cherry, leather, green tobacco leaf, and vanilla. Long finish. Good acid balance for a Rioja . — 8 days ago

Scott Hagen
with Scott
Tom, Jay and 11 others liked this

Marqués de Cáceres

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2018

Blackberries, raspberries and a little oak on the nose. High acidity and minerals on the tongue. Moderate tannins. — 7 days ago

Nellie Bauman
with Nellie

Marqués de Murrieta

Reserva Finca Ygay Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

This wine was open for an hour and still restrained and showed little fruit. Another hour brought plum and rhubarb, some leather and cinnamon. The wine simply opened up and offered an enticing taste. — 14 days ago