Bodegas Beronia

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1131 ratings
9.130 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Jennifer Waldrop

Oaky like scotch, but yummy.

Oaky like scotch, but yummy.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2015
John Ramagli

It's drinking perfectly.

It's drinking perfectly.

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.0

Nutty cherry and raspberry with that whiskey barrel sweetness that you expect from a classic approach. Too much American Oak for my taste.

Nutty cherry and raspberry with that whiskey barrel sweetness that you expect from a classic approach. Too much American Oak for my taste.

1 person found it helpfulSep 15th, 2014
Adam Jesberger

French oak, pretty great w a filet and some chimichurri.

French oak, pretty great w a filet and some chimichurri.

Oct 12th, 2016
Eddie Townsend

Winery Ambassador Hyde de Villaine

9.5

Drinking well. Showing a little balsamic, fruit, lots of secondary flavors and very little oak at this point. Me likey.

Drinking well. Showing a little balsamic, fruit, lots of secondary flavors and very little oak at this point. Me likey.

Feb 13th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Refined, chewy and rich. Cherry and earth notes. Velvety.

Refined, chewy and rich. Cherry and earth notes. Velvety.

Feb 9th, 2016
Cory Fierro

I love rioja with age, and found this 2006 Beronia Gran Reserva that would be nicely paired with a 2001 I had for awhile. Opened for about an hour, this had a little more muted nose than the 2001, which is to be expected, but is a great wine on its own. The nose is still super red berry and floral, but an earthy floral with new leather qualities. The palate has a nice peppery kick before it settles into a softer version of a wine, lighter on tannin but not on flavor. The finish stays and it pairs well with my charred filet and my company's ribeyes.

I love rioja with age, and found this 2006 Beronia Gran Reserva that would be nicely paired with a 2001 I had for awhile. Opened for about an hour, this had a little more muted nose than the 2001, which is to be expected, but is a great wine on its own. The nose is still super red berry and floral, but an earthy floral with new leather qualities. The palate has a nice peppery kick before it settles into a softer version of a wine, lighter on tannin but not on flavor. The finish stays and it pairs well with my charred filet and my company's ribeyes.

Sep 11th, 2015
Clayton Bahr

Blind wine #1: nailed this one....picked Reserva instead of GR

Blind wine #1: nailed this one....picked Reserva instead of GR

Jul 8th, 2015
Branden Bidwell

2006.

2006.

Mar 10th, 2015
Paul Masson

A nuanced Gran Reserva, with 100% French oak, re-racked into neutral barrels in the second year. The color shows no bricking at this age, though some tertiary aromas are developing.

A nuanced Gran Reserva, with 100% French oak, re-racked into neutral barrels in the second year. The color shows no bricking at this age, though some tertiary aromas are developing.

Feb 20th, 2015