Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.9283 ratings
8.614 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo
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
Sipping Fine Wine

Winery, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. A blend of 90% Riojan Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo and Graciano. Deep red with big aromas of black fruit, currants and woodsy spice. On the palate flavors of red fruits, cherry and plum with tobacco and herbs. Surprisingly calm dusty tannins, good acidity with citrus mineral tones, cacao and toasty notes on the medium finish. Nice value.

Winery, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. A blend of 90% Riojan Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo and Graciano. Deep red with big aromas of black fruit, currants and woodsy spice. On the palate flavors of red fruits, cherry and plum with tobacco and herbs. Surprisingly calm dusty tannins, good acidity with citrus mineral tones, cacao and toasty notes on the medium finish. Nice value.

Apr 9th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2004 - classic. Lots of minerals and high acidity. Long aftertaste. #rioja

Vintage 2004 - classic. Lots of minerals and high acidity. Long aftertaste. #rioja

Aug 26th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.5

Leans modern but resolutely Rioja. Cleaner fruit and with better honed tannins than most at this tier.

Leans modern but resolutely Rioja. Cleaner fruit and with better honed tannins than most at this tier.

2 people found it helpfulMay 5th, 2013
"Odedi"

Deep ruby in color with an orange rim.

On the nose, black fruits, vanilla, American oak and black pepper.

Fruity on the palate with oak, blueberries, tar, blackberries, earth and dirt.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Big finish with aggressive tannins yet round.

Aged for 20 months in oak barrels and then 20 months in the bottle.

14% alcohol by volume.

90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo

Deep ruby in color with an orange rim.

On the nose, black fruits, vanilla, American oak and black pepper.

Fruity on the palate with oak, blueberries, tar, blackberries, earth and dirt.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Big finish with aggressive tannins yet round.

Aged for 20 months in oak barrels and then 20 months in the bottle.

14% alcohol by volume.

90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo

1 person found it helpfulJun 9th, 2015
Ruben Freixas

Great option for a medium-heavy meal. Meets pretty much any food👍🏻

Great option for a medium-heavy meal. Meets pretty much any food👍🏻

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2015
Akshay Kirtikar

Packed with fresh robust flavours for a light Rioja.

Packed with fresh robust flavours for a light Rioja.

1 person found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015
Matt Tucker

Good balance, cherry and oak!

Good balance, cherry and oak!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2015
Vincent Wouda-Séguin

Excellent wine. Very smooth, not too fruity, and well balanced.

Excellent wine. Very smooth, not too fruity, and well balanced.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Vivid maroon red with aromas of black fruit, currants, plum and woodsy spice. Smooth tannins, good acidity with mineral tones. Some cacao and toasty notes were on the medium length finish. Nice value.

Vivid maroon red with aromas of black fruit, currants, plum and woodsy spice. Smooth tannins, good acidity with mineral tones. Some cacao and toasty notes were on the medium length finish. Nice value.

May 10th, 2016
Riccardo Vendrame

Sommelier/Writer

8.4

Vanilla, chocolate, coffee on this Rioja "new world style"
Full bodied and deep but nothing special

Vanilla, chocolate, coffee on this Rioja "new world style"
Full bodied and deep but nothing special

Nov 1st, 2015