Viura

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2005

Nose has oxidized honey, green herbs, hazelnut, apricot, faint-light petrol, eucalyptus, gardenia blossom, all powerful, concentrating and invigorating.

Palate has honey tea with oak sawdust, cedar plank, beautiful saline minerality, candlewax, great acidity bite that comes in late, such extravagance.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures. We really fell in love with the Blanc many years ago, drinking young then patiently waiting several years, wow what an evolution!

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 3-5 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!
— 4 days ago

Allison, Ryan and 26 others liked this

Bodegas Arane

La Bicicleta Voladora Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Good all rounder, fruity and medium bodied. Drank with family in Gran Canaria — 5 days ago

Luis Alegre

Finca La Reñana Rioja Viura-Malvasia Blend 2017

This goes great with salty dishes great full body white wine. — 10 days ago

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Loved this authentic Basque seafood restaurant Ixtanabe in Bilbao, Spain with unique pairings all Basque wines including a cider based dessert wine.

Bodegas Eguren

Reinares Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Viura 2017

Crisp and refreshing. Dry, vibrant w solid fruit but nothing special. Solid. — 12 days ago

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Bodega Abel Mendoza

Fermentado en Barrica Viura 2016

SB like but a not quite as acidic, enjoy this very much! — 8 days ago

Keith and Kimberly liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

Another contemplative wine. Very long. Honeyed finish. — 19 days ago

Ely, Mark and 4 others liked this

La Granja 360

Verdejo Viura 2018

Easy to drink and interesting. Crisp and almost clear but a little bit of viscosity and sweetness. — 18 days ago

Paniza

Viura Chardonnay 2017

One of the grapes in this blend is a Spanish original, the other is common over much of the winegrowing globe. The mixture here makes Viura the star. Intense minerality is at the forefront, with superb aromas of lemon and lime zest. Acidity is racy, while the Chardonnay brings tropical notes into the palate. I'll bet a plate of oysters would pair up nicely, or pasta with olive oil and pepper. — 6 days ago

P, Paul and 3 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé 2008

The mythical unicorn #rosewine from @lopezdeherediaoficial: Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosado 2008.

A friendly wine retailer I am close with sold me a few bottles at regular price thankfully as I gave him the heads up it was coming.  (He also sold his others at regular price!) This wine used to be easily available during its last release, the 2000 vintage back around 2005, not to mention super reasonable in price.  An unfortunate victim of fashion, the secondary market pricing on this starts around $200 and goes up to $300.

Pale copper and deep pink in color, the hue here is as it looks here turning more orange at the rim.  The nose showed as it should for an extended barrel aged wine, showing clear notes the toll oxidation has taken with time in wood.  Though, the wood aromas are well-integrated and intermingle well with dried red fruits, ginger and spice, and a clear sense of minerality which is all laid well into the thick and pungent nose.  The palate shows more precision and tension in the densely textured and flavored med/med+ body of the wine.  Finishes long and fans out wide over the palate.  For sure about as unique a rose as there is out there.  
— 8 days ago

Galen, LM and 10 others liked this

Carrizal

Clarete Rioja Garnacha Viura 2015

Smooth. Low tannins, very pleasant. — 3 days ago