Honoro Vera

Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

#tempranillo #rioja
The nose has notes of red cherries, oak, and smoke. The palate is fruit-forward and tastes of cherries with a hint of oak. This is an easy-drinking value wine. 8.2 out of 10
— a month ago

Marcus Prater
with Marcus
Sharon liked this

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Cune Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

Elegant traditional #rioja #crianza - Genteel nose of dried cherries, tobacco leaf, mushrooms and faint vanilla flows through to palate of sweet tobacco, cherry compote, baking spice and fine crisp tannins. — 3 months ago

Neil liked this

Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Rioja Contino Variedad Graciano 2015


Súper deep color. Still too youthful even 5 years after vintage! The acidity is too high in relation to the ripeness and sweetness of the fruit. This wine seems rustic to me. Give it Another 5 years in the bottle. #graciano #rioja — 7 months ago

Bob, David and 4 others liked this

Kirkland Signature

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Splendid KS #rioja #riserva. Give it a little time in the glass for the new American oak to blow off. Then earthy dark fruit, underbrush, leather, mushrooms aromas waft out. Peppery spicy on the front palate, firm tension, mouth-swaddling generous tannins and a touch of pepper on the long finish. Incredible food-friendly wine considering the awesome QPR: $8 at Costco. — a month ago

Daniel liked this

Bodegas Orben

Orben Rioja Tempranillo


Solid #fullbodied #texture #rioja #riojaalavesa — a year ago

Rosario Molina
with Rosario
Martin, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Bodega Contador

Carmen Hilara Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009


Powerful #Rioja — a year ago

Dick, Josh and 5 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Reserva Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

This #rioja is a nice bridge between modern style with the American oak and traditional style - bramble fruit, soft tobacco notes set off against sous bois, cremini mushroom. Nice weighty palate with deliciously quaffable acidity and yes some new oak tannins but they are well integrated. While this wine will continue to develop for another 5 years, in it’s half-decade it paired magnificently with garam masala spiced lamb chops, garbanzo bean stew (chole) and moong dal for an Indian feast on vacation. — 2 months ago

Neil and Vanessa liked this

Bodegas Exopto

Horizonte de Exopto Rioja White Blend 2018


This is one of those few (and I do mean few) wines where it tastes better with #coravin than #uncorked With Coravin it has a lovely bouquet full of white flowers, citrus and hints of oak. Uncorked it just gets all acidic and looses the delicate complexity. Still, that being said...it is one of the better white #Rioja that I have tried and I’ve tried plenty. Reasonably priced. #macabeo #macabeu #viura #garnachablanca #grenacheblanc #malvasia — 5 months ago

Dick, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Finca Allende

Aurus Rioja Tempranillo 2008


Aging incredibly well. This is a more new-world style of #rioja but it is not over-extracted or overly-ripe or sweet. It has high ripe tannins and delightful acidity and tertiaries. — a year ago

Ron Siegel
with Ron
John, Ryan and 11 others liked this