Tierra Alta

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

The ‘11 Ygay is drinking like a classic. It’s a big, oaky blend that’s deep ruby in color with scents of graphite and cocoa. Deep dark flavors with firm tannins and a hint of vanilla. Still has lots of legs. — a day ago

Severn, Ray and 3 others liked this

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Chardonnay 2017

Drinking fabulously right now. Nuttty, creamy, very rich, long and layered. — 12 days ago

Ira, Peter and 9 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2011

Needed at least an hour to open up. Wasn’t good until then. Great combination of savory flavors. — 3 days ago

Sagee, Joel and 5 others liked this

Shibumi Knoll

Buena Tierra Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Drank so beautifully from Magnum. Acid still intact. Just love their Chardonnays. — 2 months ago

Shay, Severn and 3 others liked this

Altavins Viticoltors

Almodi Petit Terra Alta Red Blend

2020 - very cherry flavor

Grenache/Syrah/Merlot/Samso blend
— 14 hours ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2003

Love this great white Rioja. Such a wonderful wine — 7 days ago

Podere Poggio Scalette

Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve IGT Sangiovese 2016

2016: Tons of sour cherry Sangiovese fruit but not much else showing. Very tart, missing complexity and balance. Still too young? Possibly, but other years have tasted similar. Tough to justify with so many great 2016 Brunellos and CCRs. $45? — 3 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Really good. For the price, hard to beat.

Leather, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit.

— 12 days ago

Luca liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 1996

Fantastic. Celebrating our first night out as empty nesters, in a beautiful early fall evening. This fits the bill perfectly. — 19 days ago