Tempranillo Blend

Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Just opened another bottle! Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), 36 months in oak, palate shows elegant flavors of cherry and currant with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Great vintage! — 17 days ago

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Bodega Contador

Contador Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

A sock on the jaw, an exceptional Spanish gem the likes of which I’d never tasted. 3+ hr decant, and this 20 yr old filled my nose with rich, broad waves of cassis and black fruit. Powerful and incredibly precise, it had an almost just-bottled freshness and alternating pistons of dark black fruit and fresh oaky tannins. Excellent, could go for years. — 18 days ago

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Mike R

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Love love love this wine
Daron Watson

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When this released some peeps questioned its longevity ~ I’m stoked to read your review 😉👍

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Vintage 2010 | Not everyone’s friend, a style in it’s own - acquired taste. Very brownish red colour. Expressive smell, overripe pear, starting with high bitters. Old wood, mocca. Beautiful expression and balance, dinnerwine. Great effort. — a day ago

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Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

Acquired taste, hard to acquire wine!- well done, @Peter van den Besselaar! This used to sell only a few years ago for 25/30$, now it’s close to a 100$, if you can find it in the NY area. Love that wine…
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Peter Sultan this is the joy of share fun at a wine tasting society! @Severn Goodwin @Eric Hoepelman
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

I love this wine, very unique but also pleasurable. I’ve served it to neophytes who love it as well. We are lucky to get a small allocation for around $35/bottle.

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

A fantastic nose. Deep blackberry, dark cherry, plum, mint, leather, blood and a touch of vanilla oak. On the palate this is velvety, intense, beautifully poised. Great fruit with lovely balance and real length. Exceptional. Vintages 90,94,96. — 11 days ago

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Ron R

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And the vintage is???
Conrad Green

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It’s the Riserva especial, a NV wine made of a blend of the vintage for each release. This was a mix of 90,94 and 96
Conrad Green

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That should have read ‘of three vintages for each release’

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Dark ruby red. Sharp sour cherry and berry fruit. This is good, but honestly is not as good as the ratings claim it is and certainly not worth the price. — 16 days ago

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Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Textbook Rioja. Very approachable with a inky purple color; black cherry, dried leaves, cedar on the nose. Some blackberry and sour cherry on the fore pallet followed by wet gravel and woodsmoke. Bold and dry for sure with medium plus acidity and alcohol. Tannings are edgy and the finish is adequate. Again a classic Rioja wine. — 6 days ago

Aravind, Daniel and 10 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Lovely nose with vanilla and mocha. Young fruit jumps from the glass with every sip. Round in the mouth with nice acid. Still young. — 8 days ago

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Dick Schinkel

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Lovely indeed 👌🍷

Marqués de Murrieta

Finca Ygay Limited Edition Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

I think this is a very good vintage. Deep purple color. Wood and raisin on the nose. On the pallet it is very round with smoothed out tannings, and prevalent red fruit. Adequate finish. The wine is at its peak imho. Cheers. — 12 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Just love this wine, just gets better and better. Deep Ruby with an elegant bouquet of berry fruits, light spice with 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 long finish with earthy and leathery notes. Delicious! Still has room to age. — 6 days ago

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Bodega 202

Ansa Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Medium to deep ruby; medium intensity aromas of red and black fruit, red plum, sweet and sour plum sauce, vanilla, cedar; dry, medium acid, high rough tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; wine really blooms as it opens up, very classic example of a young Rioja — 13 days ago

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