Bodegas Faustino

Faustino VII Rioja Tempranillo

8.743 ratings
8.82 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
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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
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
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
Kelly Flynn

A classic rioja. Not too acidic and easy on the palate. It has notes of dark red berries and smooth tannins that finish nicely. Pair with pasta or a great movie and you can’t go wrong.

A classic rioja. Not too acidic and easy on the palate. It has notes of dark red berries and smooth tannins that finish nicely. Pair with pasta or a great movie and you can’t go wrong.

Nov 3rd, 2018
Bob Serino

Not bad for the price. Taste lacks maturity but still enjoyable.

Not bad for the price. Taste lacks maturity but still enjoyable.

Jul 27th, 2018
Ro Rich

What a fabulous little Rioja.

What a fabulous little Rioja.

Jun 14th, 2018
Aaron Forel

Another fine Spanish Rioja, mild, smooth and excellent with food and to make it even better, the price is right.

Another fine Spanish Rioja, mild, smooth and excellent with food and to make it even better, the price is right.

Mar 13th, 2018
Mark Wong

Very enjoyable wine. Great with pasta and great value too

Very enjoyable wine. Great with pasta and great value too

Jan 31st, 2018