Finca Allende

Calvario Rioja Tempranillo

9.125 ratings
8.94 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
Riccardo Vendrame

Sommelier/Writer

8.9

Tabacco, cedar, dill, bay leaf, cigar. Elegant and balanced. Slow to open, but very deep, ethereal, fine.

Tabacco, cedar, dill, bay leaf, cigar. Elegant and balanced. Slow to open, but very deep, ethereal, fine.

Nov 2nd, 2015
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

9.0

Hmmm. 93 points Robert Parker: "An amazing achievement in a difficult vintage, the 2002 Calvario, from a southeast-facing, hillside vineyard planted in 1945, is a blend of 90% old vine Tempranillo, 8% Grenache, and 2% Graciano. A big, sweet nose of espresso roast, white chocolate, black cherry liqueur, and cassis jumps from the glass of this smoky, rich, full-bodied effort. With wonderful freshness, nuances, purity, depth, intensity, and definition, it is a beautifully textured wine that should drink well for 10-12 years."

Hmmm. 93 points Robert Parker: "An amazing achievement in a difficult vintage, the 2002 Calvario, from a southeast-facing, hillside vineyard planted in 1945, is a blend of 90% old vine Tempranillo, 8% Grenache, and 2% Graciano. A big, sweet nose of espresso roast, white chocolate, black cherry liqueur, and cassis jumps from the glass of this smoky, rich, full-bodied effort. With wonderful freshness, nuances, purity, depth, intensity, and definition, it is a beautifully textured wine that should drink well for 10-12 years."

Mar 26th, 2015
Jordi Pazo

Hotel Majestic. La Gran Noche de la Rioja.
27.06.19

Hotel Majestic. La Gran Noche de la Rioja.
27.06.19

Jun 27th, 2019
Bob Bressler

Founder/Vintner Bressler Vineyards

Tapas in Healdsburg

Tapas in Healdsburg

Aug 11th, 2014
Barbara Hulsizer

Really good worth the price.

Really good worth the price.

Nov 17th, 2017
Timothy

Con Nico, excelente!

Con Nico, excelente!

Jun 30th, 2016
Jaume Xifre

2006

2006

Jan 28th, 2015
Arnau Grinyó

Good potential but needs a lot more bottle

Good potential but needs a lot more bottle

Dec 9th, 2013
Don Vogt

Fabulous

Fabulous

Apr 26th, 2013
PS Michaels

Bad bottle.

Bad bottle.

Jun 15th, 2015