Federico Paternina

Banda Azul Crianza Rioja Tempranillo

8.8200 ratings
8.95 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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / very good weekday wine from Tempranillo / paired with leek pie

Vintage 2015 / very good weekday wine from Tempranillo / paired with leek pie

Feb 6th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Ruby with garnet rim variation, black cherry, red cherry, black raspberry, spice, some stemmy underbrush notes, med+ acidity med body, lots of sour cherry on the palate, fine-grained tannins

Ruby with garnet rim variation, black cherry, red cherry, black raspberry, spice, some stemmy underbrush notes, med+ acidity med body, lots of sour cherry on the palate, fine-grained tannins

Jul 18th, 2019
Joseph Gois

Unbelievably smooth & easy drinking. Only slight wish was just a little more flavor. That being said, best bottle of wine I've ever had included with a meal. Plus the 3 course meal was only $16 Euro!!!

Unbelievably smooth & easy drinking. Only slight wish was just a little more flavor. That being said, best bottle of wine I've ever had included with a meal. Plus the 3 course meal was only $16 Euro!!!

3 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
Richard Lewis

I second the review that this is great with smoky pork!

I second the review that this is great with smoky pork!

2 people found it helpfulJan 18th, 2016
Thomas Royko

Elegant red from a great vintage. Dried red fruits wrapped in a lovely oak finish.

Elegant red from a great vintage. Dried red fruits wrapped in a lovely oak finish.

2 people found it helpfulMar 8th, 2015
Will Stanley

Giving this a high rating because it really was nice. And it only cost £3.50 at Malaga airport. Unbelievable. I'm blown away, just classic Rioja. It's a Crianza but I'd say its definitely spent 12 months in oak, yet is still delightfully smooth. Would have bought a few dozen bottles of it had I known!

Giving this a high rating because it really was nice. And it only cost £3.50 at Malaga airport. Unbelievable. I'm blown away, just classic Rioja. It's a Crianza but I'd say its definitely spent 12 months in oak, yet is still delightfully smooth. Would have bought a few dozen bottles of it had I known!

2 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2013
La zia ro

Good just opened. Doesn't last long.

Good just opened. Doesn't last long.

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2020
Lauren Cadell

Nice balance of medium/ full body. Floral balsamic notes and sweet, plump fruits.

Nice balance of medium/ full body. Floral balsamic notes and sweet, plump fruits.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2018
Francisco J

Tiene cuerpo

Tiene cuerpo

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2015
Anders Berglund

Hög syra fylligt lagom strävt. Smak av fat plommon kanel.

Hög syra fylligt lagom strävt. Smak av fat plommon kanel.

Feb 13th, 2021