R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.

Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.

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.

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.

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

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Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

I love those value-packed #rioja wines that reward patience

Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2015

I enjoyed this #crianza #rioja in a restaurant with a good wine list. A bit less earthy, more stone fruit flavors - accompanied braised beef short ribs nicely. — 6 months ago


Norte Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Vintage 2011 / deep blackred colour, still a purple rim, rich and noble smell, great balance. Beautiful #rioja a gem from #tempranillo in the cellar — 7 months ago

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Marqués de Cáceres

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Rich, bramble-fruit laden #rioja #reserva, think 2012 was a pretty good year for this label. — 4 months ago

Javier San Pedro Randez

Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Very nice aroma and good flavor, a little oak on the end #vino #tempranillo #rioja — 5 months ago

Bodegas Hermanos Peciña

Señorío de P. Peciña Vendimia Seleccionada Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

Usually fresh and direct, but this one is all stewed prunes, jammy texture and heat on the finish. Hopefully, it’s not a trend. #rioja #pecina #tempranillo — 7 months ago

Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Vintage 2012 / Breathtaking smell. Plums. Cherries. Vanilla. Cinnamon. Really charming. But then I sipped the wine and I got a hit in the face. Sóóó extreme powerful and with high bitters. The wine shows it potential but I should put it away for another 3 to 5 years. #rioja — 9 months ago

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2012 vintage on 5.10.18
Not sure what is going on with this wine. Nice tempranilo nose makes you wanna taste. But in the mouth it seems all separate taste bullets. Not integrated. It was Decanted and tasted after 1 and after 24 hrs. Nothing changed.
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Martijn just keep trust. It will open and become beautiful. I have had wines that I thought were bad buys but bottles became awesome after 15 years (eg though mourvedre).

Kirkland Signature

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Classic #rioja #riserva - so much forest floor, earth, leather on the nose, medium light body, features typically shy fruit and backbone of acidity. Tannins are light. More fruit concentration would be nice but honestly I have not found a better value for the #oldworldstyle wine lover than this Costco bottle for $6.99. — 5 months ago

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El Coto de Rioja

Reserva Coto de Imaz Rioja 2014

Excellent #rioja #riserva that I snagged from a duty free shop at Heathrow Terminal 2. It took just ten minutes in the glass to come alive - earthy but a bit more New World bramble fruit-forward versus what’s typical for the region. I have to say great buy at ~£13 — 5 months ago

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Bodegas Muga

Prado Enea Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2004

Vintage 2004 / what a benchmark for how good #rioja can be in excellent years. Tuilé brown rim,perfumed smell,elegance and still prominent: tannins. Give this wine time in a decanter. A treat. — 7 months ago

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Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

Fantástico 🍷🎄