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Reserva Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.9167 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Cake & Cream
Top Notes For
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.2

This is why Rioja is awesome, especially from this producer. Another great value, and always a safe bet when I see it in a wine list. Rustic, old world style with smokey roasted meat, rich earth, black pepper and anise upfront. As the wine opens, the notes of black cherry, ripe black plums and violets appear. The tannins are noticeable, but smooth, and the oak is well integrated, leaving a trace of vanilla on the finish. A really easy drinking Tempranillo , with a little garnacha, mazuelo and graciano thrown in the mix.

This is why Rioja is awesome, especially from this producer. Another great value, and always a safe bet when I see it in a wine list. Rustic, old world style with smokey roasted meat, rich earth, black pepper and anise upfront. As the wine opens, the notes of black cherry, ripe black plums and violets appear. The tannins are noticeable, but smooth, and the oak is well integrated, leaving a trace of vanilla on the finish. A really easy drinking Tempranillo , with a little garnacha, mazuelo and graciano thrown in the mix.

4 people found it helpfulJul 18th, 2015
Mirelsa Modestti

Rioja has never been my favorite spanish region. Ribera del Duero's, and Toro's finely crafted wines have always casted a shadow on their riojan counterparts.
But Rioja has payed attention, and is picking up the pace. This wine is beautiful. Rustic chic beautiful. Not Elizabeth Taylor's kind of beauty, but surely, Sophia Loren's.

Rioja has never been my favorite spanish region. Ribera del Duero's, and Toro's finely crafted wines have always casted a shadow on their riojan counterparts.
But Rioja has payed attention, and is picking up the pace. This wine is beautiful. Rustic chic beautiful. Not Elizabeth Taylor's kind of beauty, but surely, Sophia Loren's.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 29th, 2016
Joe Paradise

One of the big names in rioja and a well deserved reputation. Their entry level red really showcases the value/quality to be had in the region. Soft ripe cherry and red berry. Sweet oaky pipe tobacco and coconut and roasted wild herbs on the finish. Richly structured tannins med + body and a lovely lingering finish. Take it to your favorite byo

One of the big names in rioja and a well deserved reputation. Their entry level red really showcases the value/quality to be had in the region. Soft ripe cherry and red berry. Sweet oaky pipe tobacco and coconut and roasted wild herbs on the finish. Richly structured tannins med + body and a lovely lingering finish. Take it to your favorite byo

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2016
David Kline

Earthy mushroom and chocolate nose. Tar, graphite, baked plum, cinnamon, cedar, rosemary, roses and black currant with pepper.

Earthy mushroom and chocolate nose. Tar, graphite, baked plum, cinnamon, cedar, rosemary, roses and black currant with pepper.

Feb 29th, 2016
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Old luggage. But we still love it... Violets. Nice body and mouthfeel.

Old luggage. But we still love it... Violets. Nice body and mouthfeel.

Dec 19th, 2015
Paul Masson

A distinctive and easily identifiable Rioja Reserva, with deep black fruits, French oak influence, light herbal, earth, and spice characters, and taut tannins at this young age. A Rioja for Bordeaux drinkers

A distinctive and easily identifiable Rioja Reserva, with deep black fruits, French oak influence, light herbal, earth, and spice characters, and taut tannins at this young age. A Rioja for Bordeaux drinkers

Sep 23rd, 2015
Ainsley Clement

Delicious oak flavour...delicate, not overpowering. Fruit forward, delicious mixed berries.

Delicious oak flavour...delicate, not overpowering. Fruit forward, delicious mixed berries.

May 20th, 2015
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8.9

This is a touch rustic and savory on the nose, followed by a mid-weight palate of dried cherries, leather, and brewed Ceylon tea. A suggestion of walnuts appears in the long, slightly drying finish. This has years of good drinking ahead.

This is a touch rustic and savory on the nose, followed by a mid-weight palate of dried cherries, leather, and brewed Ceylon tea. A suggestion of walnuts appears in the long, slightly drying finish. This has years of good drinking ahead.

Dec 25th, 2017
Melany Gifford

#labodega #kansascity $65
More velvety than described- excellent !

#labodega #kansascity $65
More velvety than described- excellent !

Oct 24th, 2017
Alexis

Drinking with my Mike on Palm Sunday while watching Ray Donovan on the Telly.

Drinking with my Mike on Palm Sunday while watching Ray Donovan on the Telly.

Apr 10th, 2017