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Casa La Rad

Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Andrew Holod
9.2

Casa la Rad - Rioja Tinto 2015
40% Tempranillo, 40% Garnacha, 10% Graciano, 10% Maturana. From 4 parcels at 700+m elevation. Aged for 14 months in New French oak.
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Dense, vibrant purple. Grilled herbs, sexy oak, violets, plums and blueberry. Dense, long, tannic and yet very fine grained. Should age into something special.
#barrelsample.
Disclaimer that I will be importing it.
— 2 years ago

Javier Baquero
with Javier
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Ontañón

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2005

Great example from the excellent 2005 harvest. A blend of 85% Tempranillo / 15% Graciano, this wine spent 36 months in oak and another 36 months in bottle before release. A deep ruby in the glass, it delivers lots of dark red fruit, with layers of spice, leather, vanilla, tobacco and earthiness. The maturity time of this Gran Reserva delivers a beautiful, smoothly balanced wine. Decanted for 1 hour, this will easily last another 10-15 years.
#rioja #riojabaja #ontanon #granreserva #2005vintage #tempranillo #graciano #tempranilloblend #bodegamuseo #lamontesavineyard #lapasadavineyard #vinotinto #spanishred #spanishwines
— 3 years ago

Casa La Rad

Solarce Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

Andrew Holod
9.0

Casa la Rad - Solarace Rioja Tinto 2016
60% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha, 5% Maturana, 5% Cabernet.
Vintage preview -
#riojaTinto #riojabaja #riojaorientale
Med+ purple. Bramble berry, browned butter, violet/floral. Fine grained, long and savory. Should age well and be great w grilled white meats.
— 2 years ago

Javier Baquero
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Casa La Rad

Casa La Rad Banco Rioja Chardonnay Blend 2015

Andrew Holod
9.1

Casa la Rad Rioja Blanco 2015
50% Chardonnay, 30% Malavasia, 20% Viura. 700± meters elevation. 12 months in new French oak.
Vintage preview -
#riojablanco #riojabaja #riojawine
Pale green/yellow. Grilled pineapple, green mango. Densely textured, full bodied, but high acid so the finish is super clean.
#tanksample
— 2 years ago

Javier Baquero
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Baron de Ley

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2010

This wine just seems to get better. Classic Rioja in the glass. Dark cherry, smokey oak, vanilla and black pepper. Well balanced with a long finish. This should age well for another 5-7 years.
#rioja #barondeley #spanishred #temptanillo #riojabaja #tintorosso #reserva #gonzalorodriguez
— 3 years ago

Casa La Rad

Solarce Rioja Tempranillo Blend Rosé 2016

Andrew Holod
8.9

Casa la Rad - Solarace Rioja Rosado 2016
30% Tempranillo, 30% Graciano, 20% Garnacha, 20% Mazuelo.
Rose de saignee from he red production.
Vintage preview -
#riojarosado #riojabaja #riojawine
Pale onion skin. Densely structured, impactful palate, both dense/viscous and crisp/acid. Should be great w red meats.
— 2 years ago

Javier Baquero
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Casa La Rad

Solarce Rioja Chardonnay Blend 2016

Andrew Holod
8.8

Casa la Rad - Solarce Blanco Rioja 2016
50% Chardonnay, 30% Viura, 10% Viura, 10% Tempranillo Blanco. Only the Chardonnay is barrel fermented.
Vintage preview -
#riojablanco #riojabaja
Pale yellow. Orchard fruits (apple/pear), hint of tropical fruits. Creamy texture, densely viscous paired w crisp acid finish. 750m plus alt.
Disclaimer that I will be importing it.
— 2 years ago

Javier Baquero
with Javier
Chris liked this