Bodegas Ramirez

Ramirez de la Piscina Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.1104 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
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Aged for 24 months in American and French oak, and cellared for 36 months before release with grapes from its vineyards located in Abalos and other selected estates. Rich bright red with ripe berry fruit aromas and smoky spices. On the palate fresh ripe cherry and blackberry flavors with fine smooth tannins, leather and herbs on tangy acidity. The finish lingers ending with some oak, smoke and mineral tones. Drinks well now, but will continue to improve!

Aged for 24 months in American and French oak, and cellared for 36 months before release with grapes from its vineyards located in Abalos and other selected estates. Rich bright red with ripe berry fruit aromas and smoky spices. On the palate fresh ripe cherry and blackberry flavors with fine smooth tannins, leather and herbs on tangy acidity. The finish lingers ending with some oak, smoke and mineral tones. Drinks well now, but will continue to improve!

Aug 15th, 2017
Mike Lev

Chewy and wonderful. A nice expression. Some funk but great fruit. A favorite I missed for two years and found tonight in whole foods. #reunited

Chewy and wonderful. A nice expression. Some funk but great fruit. A favorite I missed for two years and found tonight in whole foods. #reunited

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2016
Tracy Hall

I really enjoyed this. Thought it would 'need' decanting but it was good to go. We did decant and this went from good to great. American and French oak with good fruit structure. Would buy a case! SS

I really enjoyed this. Thought it would 'need' decanting but it was good to go. We did decant and this went from good to great. American and French oak with good fruit structure. Would buy a case! SS

Dec 23rd, 2016
Tobin Trevarthen

Big nose. Chewy. Fig. Tobacco. Flavors roll to the back of the tongue.

Big nose. Chewy. Fig. Tobacco. Flavors roll to the back of the tongue.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Ivonne Nill

Potential is there but needs time to integrate, lots of fruit, extract, nice structure, and charm. Anyone have the patience?

Potential is there but needs time to integrate, lots of fruit, extract, nice structure, and charm. Anyone have the patience?

Sep 3rd, 2016
Jeremy McCarty

Spicy, great nose and after taste

Spicy, great nose and after taste

May 9th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.1

Sadly awkward! So much depth & complexity, yet in a brooding state. Sigh. Worth another go in 6-12 months.

Sadly awkward! So much depth & complexity, yet in a brooding state. Sigh. Worth another go in 6-12 months.

Oct 28th, 2014
Scott Rose

2016 vintage. Roasted cashews, sea salt and smoke in the nose. Light-medium body. Burgundy-styled finish with a hint of tartness along with (pleasant, light) greenery, nutmeg, cherry, clove and plum. Ample tannins at this point. Needs a half-decade to work things out but the building blocks are in place.

2016 vintage. Roasted cashews, sea salt and smoke in the nose. Light-medium body. Burgundy-styled finish with a hint of tartness along with (pleasant, light) greenery, nutmeg, cherry, clove and plum. Ample tannins at this point. Needs a half-decade to work things out but the building blocks are in place.

Dec 15th, 2021
James Thacker

Dry, earthy and good underlying fruit. Tastes like late summer.

Dry, earthy and good underlying fruit. Tastes like late summer.

Jan 18th, 2019
Jonathan Bennett

Great wine in great company

Great wine in great company

Jun 8th, 2018