Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Nice fruity nose with cedar, black currants, black cherries, light earth, vegetables, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, spices, espresso, chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.
Medium finish with grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice Tempranillo from Rioja. Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself.
Good right out of the bottle, but after an hour of airtime, tannins come in with nice structure. I really enjoyed the nose here.
Showing a great mouthfeel, but might be much for some (grippy tannins). Needs 5 years in the bottle to chill out.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
100% Tempranillo grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$13. — 3 days ago
The 2016 Viña Alberdi Reserva is 100% Tempranillo and old school all the way. Its spicy cherry, candied rose, coconut and tobacco qualities and silky texture make it immediately seductive, but it will age effortlessly, too. It’s a terrific wine from a fantastic vintage. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2021) — 11 days ago
That's a fun wine! Blackberry and cherry on the nose, olive, it could well be a grenache. The palate is very well made and balanced. Strong acid backbone, great width and weight on the sides, silky mouthfeel, huge tannic wall in mid palate before a very long blackberry palate. Nice one! An exelole of rioja without oak, and that works well! — 6 days ago
Nose has dried blackberry, old dark chocolate, ripe cherry, over-ripe plum, wet coffee grounds, touch of alcohol and ripe black currant.
Palate has ripe blackberry, ripe plum, dried blackberry, fig bar, faint milk chocolate, raspberry fruit leather with mild tannins. Drink 2024-2030.
83 points Wine Spectator; Thomas Matthews what's wrong with your palate? — 13 days ago
Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruit and oaky and spice. On the palate flavors of ripe cherry and blueberry with black pepper and cacao spice with lively acidity. Fine tannins, medium finish ending with oaky spice and earthy character. Good value! Drink now! — 16 days ago
Navarra Red Blend that is primarily Tempranillo with some Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blended in. Black fruit aromas and flavors with notes of mushrooms, black licorice and freshly tilled earth. Hint of coffee on the finish. Fine tannins with nice structure and balance. — 3 days ago
Nose has summer red roses, dry leather, full pencil sharpener box, dehydrated strawberry, ripe plum, mashed black cherry and wet potting soil.
Palate has ripe blackberry, ripe black currant, dried tart cherry, currant jam with medium tannins/acidity, youthful!
This bottle, honestly, has at least another 10-15+ years in front of it before these tannins settle. Damn you Rioja, how can you age forever?
Decanted 6H, more time required. Last bottle of a 4-pack acquired in January 2005. ($28.50!)
70% Tempranillo / 20% Grenache / 10% Manzuelo & Graciano. — 13 days ago
Smells of dark cherry and black pepper.
Medium bodied with loads of fresh cracked peppercorns by, sour cherry, alder plank. A great RdD (Ribera del Duero)wine for the price, hints of star anise, some saline, and of course, river stone.
A nice way to celebrate C-19 shot #2.
— 14 days ago