Bodegas la Tercera

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.863 ratings
8.94 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
Mike R
8.8

Well I have these wines so I need to drink but I am not a fan - next bottle will be opened / not shut down - just think it was mistake

Well I have these wines so I need to drink but I am not a fan - next bottle will be opened / not shut down - just think it was mistake

Mar 23rd, 2018
Yan Boissonneault

Outstanding! Amazing quality for the price. Balanced notes of oak, vanilla and raspberry with a touch of menthol. Very mineral. Glad to have a few bottles in reserve!

Outstanding! Amazing quality for the price. Balanced notes of oak, vanilla and raspberry with a touch of menthol. Very mineral. Glad to have a few bottles in reserve!

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.9

All the red fruit and herbs without any of the funk or a huge whack of American oak. Clean, modern, tasty. Nice value.

All the red fruit and herbs without any of the funk or a huge whack of American oak. Clean, modern, tasty. Nice value.

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2016
j a
9.0

muy bueno para el dinero!

muy bueno para el dinero!

Mar 11th, 2018
Noah Hyte

Herby and clean

Herby and clean

Feb 13th, 2018
Peter Moriarty

Raisiny.

Raisiny.

Oct 30th, 2017
M. Bonilla

Warm, almost hot oaky nose. Balanced acidity and tannins. After some time, a note of iron on the palate that I've never tasted before. Enjoyable but I miss the spice, cedar, savory leather that I've tasted in other Rioja. Only fruit was stewed plum. Day 2 with less assertive food: Same enticing nose. Palate is subtle and smooth, with mild acidity, mild tannins. Stewed plum is almost tomato now. Finishes again with metallic, almost bloody copper or iron sensation. Strange.

Warm, almost hot oaky nose. Balanced acidity and tannins. After some time, a note of iron on the palate that I've never tasted before. Enjoyable but I miss the spice, cedar, savory leather that I've tasted in other Rioja. Only fruit was stewed plum. Day 2 with less assertive food: Same enticing nose. Palate is subtle and smooth, with mild acidity, mild tannins. Stewed plum is almost tomato now. Finishes again with metallic, almost bloody copper or iron sensation. Strange.

Apr 24th, 2017
Jean-François Giroux

Belle complexité... mélange parfait avec le Garnacha et le Graciano... les cerises rouges sont au rendez-vous!
2010... 24.05$

Belle complexité... mélange parfait avec le Garnacha et le Graciano... les cerises rouges sont au rendez-vous!
2010... 24.05$

Apr 15th, 2017
Jim George

The colors in the glass are dense ruby-plum-purple. The nose is fragrant and enticing: with hints of black cherries, plums, lavender, and cocoa. The nose remains soft and delicate. On the palate the wines flavors are bold and spicy, filled with dark berries, and chocolate. The wine is smooth, medium bodied, nice and juicy. "Begins with aromas of black cherries, spice, lavender, and a little tobacco. When the bottle is first opened there are bursts of vanilla. The flavors are smooth and savory with lots of rich red berry fruit, all beautifully tinged with spice. As the wine gets some air, out come the nuances of cola and licorice. It ends with a very smooth lingering finish - with good length, medium body, and smoothness."

The colors in the glass are dense ruby-plum-purple. The nose is fragrant and enticing: with hints of black cherries, plums, lavender, and cocoa. The nose remains soft and delicate. On the palate the wines flavors are bold and spicy, filled with dark berries, and chocolate. The wine is smooth, medium bodied, nice and juicy. "Begins with aromas of black cherries, spice, lavender, and a little tobacco. When the bottle is first opened there are bursts of vanilla. The flavors are smooth and savory with lots of rich red berry fruit, all beautifully tinged with spice. As the wine gets some air, out come the nuances of cola and licorice. It ends with a very smooth lingering finish - with good length, medium body, and smoothness."

Feb 19th, 2017
Robert Walker

Easy drinking

Easy drinking

Jan 13th, 2017