Compañía Bodeguera Valenciso

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.0249 ratings
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La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Amy Huson

Pretty bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, tobacco, and cream with fruity black and red cherries, and a bit of spicy red pepper. Smooth yet slightly grippy tannins, decent acidity, medium finish.

Pretty bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, tobacco, and cream with fruity black and red cherries, and a bit of spicy red pepper. Smooth yet slightly grippy tannins, decent acidity, medium finish.

Dec 27th, 2018
Ainsley Clement

Black fruit, plum and cedar. High tannins. Delicious!

Black fruit, plum and cedar. High tannins. Delicious!

May 19th, 2018
David Shaw

Deep dense purple red, fair clarity. Cassis, cherry notes in nose, hint of mint or eucalyptus and smoke. Astringency on top of palate and front of tongue, slightly tart start, seed bitterness finish. Muted flavors, red fruit and black pepper, a hint of olive and veg, might develop more with decanting

Deep dense purple red, fair clarity. Cassis, cherry notes in nose, hint of mint or eucalyptus and smoke. Astringency on top of palate and front of tongue, slightly tart start, seed bitterness finish. Muted flavors, red fruit and black pepper, a hint of olive and veg, might develop more with decanting

May 17th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Dark cherry, plum, boysenberry, plasticine, leather, nutty, cedar and vanilla. Soft tannins for temp, but some lovely acidity here.

Dark cherry, plum, boysenberry, plasticine, leather, nutty, cedar and vanilla. Soft tannins for temp, but some lovely acidity here.

May 12th, 2018
Maggie Harrison

enjoyed 11/2017
This family makes just two wines, a blanc and a rouge and a blanc. They are known for holding back wines, this is current release. Funky earthy leather dried back berries meat could smell this for hours. kept it open for days, fun evolution. Very tight at opening. eat at day 3 but i didn’t decant. medium body (14.5 doesn’t show) firm tannins, medium + acid.

enjoyed 11/2017
This family makes just two wines, a blanc and a rouge and a blanc. They are known for holding back wines, this is current release. Funky earthy leather dried back berries meat could smell this for hours. kept it open for days, fun evolution. Very tight at opening. eat at day 3 but i didn’t decant. medium body (14.5 doesn’t show) firm tannins, medium + acid.

Nov 1st, 2017
Craig Selimotic Danforth

Drinks well. A little light in paring with steaks

Drinks well. A little light in paring with steaks

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2016
Brad Pejcic

Such a good value Rioja. One of the few using French oak and producing a really elegant wine.

Such a good value Rioja. One of the few using French oak and producing a really elegant wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2016
Sam Hancock

Delish. Elegant, smooth but powerful. Do it.

Delish. Elegant, smooth but powerful. Do it.

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2016
Liz Salapatas

2008 velvety elegant vintage

2008 velvety elegant vintage

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2015
Mike Evans

Bright fruit colored by some vanilla French oak, but with enough savoriness to get away with it. Could use a little more structure, but I appreciate that it isn't pushing the ripeness envelope.

Bright fruit colored by some vanilla French oak, but with enough savoriness to get away with it. Could use a little more structure, but I appreciate that it isn't pushing the ripeness envelope.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2014