Finca Valpiedra

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.0118 ratings
9.118 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Giles Bones

In my top ten year-on-year since 1994!!!! Never get bored of this wine :-)

In my top ten year-on-year since 1994!!!! Never get bored of this wine :-)

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

Good acid structure but fruit is restrained. Oak shows through too much. Too much oak but still drinkable. Short finish and reasonably balanced but for the oak.

Good acid structure but fruit is restrained. Oak shows through too much. Too much oak but still drinkable. Short finish and reasonably balanced but for the oak.

Apr 8th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

Pretty red fruit with lots of Riojaness

Pretty red fruit with lots of Riojaness

Apr 7th, 2016
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

'07. Bigger than anticipated, but a really solid wine. Nose is very pronounced; cedar, eucalyptus, cocoa, blueberries, leather. Tarry palate, with cherries, game meat, cacao, toasted coconut, and a minty finish.

'07. Bigger than anticipated, but a really solid wine. Nose is very pronounced; cedar, eucalyptus, cocoa, blueberries, leather. Tarry palate, with cherries, game meat, cacao, toasted coconut, and a minty finish.

Feb 14th, 2016
Roman Sosnovskiy

Brand Ambassador Bodegas Ramon Bilbao, Organizer "Wine Games" competition Moscow

9.1

Темпранилто 92%, 8% Грасиано. Много зелени в аромате: зеленый перец, лист, фрукты, дуб. Соеднетелое, достаточно деликатное, мягкие танины, хороший баланс. Зеленый тон и во вкусе но не раздражает

Темпранилто 92%, 8% Грасиано. Много зелени в аромате: зеленый перец, лист, фрукты, дуб. Соеднетелое, достаточно деликатное, мягкие танины, хороший баланс. Зеленый тон и во вкусе но не раздражает

Feb 8th, 2016
Miguel de Leon

Service Director/Wine Educator Casa Mono

9.4

All terroir all the time. Even fruit, delicious middle and a great use of new French oak (22 months). Incense, some spice; fruit fruit.

All terroir all the time. Even fruit, delicious middle and a great use of new French oak (22 months). Incense, some spice; fruit fruit.

Feb 13th, 2015
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.3

Vino de capa alta , en nariz especiado, pimienta y fruta negra. En boca buena entrada potencia y fuerza gran final largo y equilibrado.

Vino de capa alta , en nariz especiado, pimienta y fruta negra. En boca buena entrada potencia y fuerza gran final largo y equilibrado.

Dec 8th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

Lovely

Sep 14th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Modern yet shows very good balance and restraint in the right places, great buy at $35-40.

Modern yet shows very good balance and restraint in the right places, great buy at $35-40.

May 26th, 2014
Miss Vicky Wine (Anne-Victoire Monrozier)

#Dwcc The only winery in Rioja that belongs to the great single estate (grandes pagos de Espana) of Spain - Complex, rich and fresh, dry flowers and spices, ripe fruit, beautiful structure and intensity

#Dwcc The only winery in Rioja that belongs to the great single estate (grandes pagos de Espana) of Spain - Complex, rich and fresh, dry flowers and spices, ripe fruit, beautiful structure and intensity

Oct 25th, 2013