Bodegas Faustino

Faustino VII Rioja Tempranillo

8.6496 ratings
8.520 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had a ‘13 still in cellar, grabbed a pizza and grabbed this bottle.. Ruby red with aromas of ripe red berry fruit with herb pepper spice. On the palate, the wine shows ripe tart cherries and strawberries with vanilla, leather and stewed fruits, aged for 10 months on American oak. Medium finish ending with earthy leafy notes and needs to be consumed soon, otherwise will be past it’s prime.

Had a ‘13 still in cellar, grabbed a pizza and grabbed this bottle.. Ruby red with aromas of ripe red berry fruit with herb pepper spice. On the palate, the wine shows ripe tart cherries and strawberries with vanilla, leather and stewed fruits, aged for 10 months on American oak. Medium finish ending with earthy leafy notes and needs to be consumed soon, otherwise will be past it’s prime.

Nov 14th, 2019
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Pale chartreuse color. Vibrant citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by suggestions of jasmine, green tea and chalky minerals. Fresh and incisive on the palate, offering nervy lime, green apple and quince flavors that deepen slowly on the back half and pick up hints of melon and white peach. Plays depth off of energy smoothly and finishes long, dry and precise, with a refreshingly bitter citrus pith note lingering. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2019)

Pale chartreuse color. Vibrant citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by suggestions of jasmine, green tea and chalky minerals. Fresh and incisive on the palate, offering nervy lime, green apple and quince flavors that deepen slowly on the back half and pick up hints of melon and white peach. Plays depth off of energy smoothly and finishes long, dry and precise, with a refreshingly bitter citrus pith note lingering. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2019)

Apr 24th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

In the mid 1800s, Eleuterio Martinez Arzok established himself as a producer and merchant of wines from the Rioja region. He started by selling his wines direct from the barrel. Dark red with berry fruit aromas and toasty spice. Tart cherry flavors with pepper and oak notes. Hard tannins that need some calming. Even though this is a drink now wine, it needs time, but for $10, open the bottle about 2 hours before consumption.

In the mid 1800s, Eleuterio Martinez Arzok established himself as a producer and merchant of wines from the Rioja region. He started by selling his wines direct from the barrel. Dark red with berry fruit aromas and toasty spice. Tart cherry flavors with pepper and oak notes. Hard tannins that need some calming. Even though this is a drink now wine, it needs time, but for $10, open the bottle about 2 hours before consumption.

4 people found it helpfulJun 20th, 2017
Luke Dawson

Really tasty goes good with pasta. Also a great wine to have by itself. A little chilled as well does the trick.

Really tasty goes good with pasta. Also a great wine to have by itself. A little chilled as well does the trick.

4 people found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2015
Marcus Caple

A true Rioja. Smoke, leather, fruit, nice balance and very drinkable. Quality stuff

A true Rioja. Smoke, leather, fruit, nice balance and very drinkable. Quality stuff

3 people found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Sadly this bottle was corked... 😭

Sadly this bottle was corked... 😭

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2018
Douglas Braun

Early maturing soft tannins some Tempranillo character but obviously lower price point Temp. But enjoyable

Early maturing soft tannins some Tempranillo character but obviously lower price point Temp. But enjoyable

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2018
Scott Blandford

Thanksgiving wine! We want to buy this wine. Very good

Thanksgiving wine! We want to buy this wine. Very good

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2017
Andrew Garnett

Yuck. Weird notes of flowers

Yuck. Weird notes of flowers

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2017
Isaac Johnson

Freaking Delicious !!!

Freaking Delicious !!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2015