Bodegas Muriel

Reserva Vendimia Seleccionada Rioja Tempranillo

8.9264 ratings
8.928 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
Daniel P. Drake

I picked this wine up on a whim, not knowing anything about it other than it is a Rioja Temprinillo and I so like my Temprinillo. After looking this up I come to find it was a Decanter Top 50 with a score of 95+. On first opening I get Dark Fruit, Black Plum, Menthol, Licorice, and at first there was some alcohol but letting it sit that blew off after a few minutes, Tar, Anise, and Black Currants. On the first sip there was a strong coffee and toasted nut, toasty oak, dark plums, on the backend and black cherries in the mid palate. Very smooth silky tannins with a good long finish. Very nice for $17 bones. Would recommend to anyone.

I picked this wine up on a whim, not knowing anything about it other than it is a Rioja Temprinillo and I so like my Temprinillo. After looking this up I come to find it was a Decanter Top 50 with a score of 95+. On first opening I get Dark Fruit, Black Plum, Menthol, Licorice, and at first there was some alcohol but letting it sit that blew off after a few minutes, Tar, Anise, and Black Currants. On the first sip there was a strong coffee and toasted nut, toasty oak, dark plums, on the backend and black cherries in the mid palate. Very smooth silky tannins with a good long finish. Very nice for $17 bones. Would recommend to anyone.

11 people found it helpfulApr 10th, 2014
Matthew Roesch

Liking this Rioja; usually not my favorite wine; love using semicolons.

Liking this Rioja; usually not my favorite wine; love using semicolons.

3 people found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2014
David Monaghan

Another classic Rioja... Man explosion of flavours which leave the most fantastic taste at the back of the palate.....

Another classic Rioja... Man explosion of flavours which leave the most fantastic taste at the back of the palate.....

2 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
Adam Jesberger

One of the best under 20$ bottles I've had. Smokey strawberry vanilla dill high acid loveliness. I will be buying more. The last 08 rioja reserva i had was garbage in comparison.

One of the best under 20$ bottles I've had. Smokey strawberry vanilla dill high acid loveliness. I will be buying more. The last 08 rioja reserva i had was garbage in comparison.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2014
William Hughes

Toasty nuts and oak, loads of dark fruits, black currants, and an anise bite. The tannins are fine and grippy and the finish is medium long. I picked this up for $18 and I will head back into DC and get more. It is still young and fresh and has years ahead of it

Toasty nuts and oak, loads of dark fruits, black currants, and an anise bite. The tannins are fine and grippy and the finish is medium long. I picked this up for $18 and I will head back into DC and get more. It is still young and fresh and has years ahead of it

Oct 1st, 2016
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

9.2

Wonderfully cherried, well-integrated oak, rich, bright, and a long, pleasing finish.

Wonderfully cherried, well-integrated oak, rich, bright, and a long, pleasing finish.

Jun 5th, 2016
Roman Sosnovskiy

Brand Ambassador Bodegas Ramon Bilbao, Organizer "Wine Games" competition Moscow

9.0

Очень много животины в аромате, среднетелое, неплохой баланс

Очень много животины в аромате, среднетелое, неплохой баланс

Feb 8th, 2016
Nick Demos

2004

2004

Jan 4th, 2016
Brendan Tierney

Great medium weight, bright red fruits with good balanced acidity and slight spice tannin driven finish

Great medium weight, bright red fruits with good balanced acidity and slight spice tannin driven finish

Aug 1st, 2015
Riccardo L.

Medium-bodied. Tannins are still young, despite it being 7 years old. Great flavour; hits all the classical earthy notes of a well-made Rioja. Definitely designed for food. Great structure.

Medium-bodied. Tannins are still young, despite it being 7 years old. Great flavour; hits all the classical earthy notes of a well-made Rioja. Definitely designed for food. Great structure.

May 13th, 2015