Hacienda Lopez de Haro (Bodega Classica)

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.9205 ratings
8.713 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha
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, Paella
Top Notes For
Adam Sewall

Surprisingly nice 2005. Pleasant fruit opens up with the meal. Jammy but not quite a fruit 'bomb'. Definitely recommend

Surprisingly nice 2005. Pleasant fruit opens up with the meal. Jammy but not quite a fruit 'bomb'. Definitely recommend

4 people found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2014
B C
10

Mmmm...and I got it from Costco

Mmmm...and I got it from Costco

2 people found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Katherine Griffin

Katherine had this 8 years ago

Katherine had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2014
Ryan Simmons

Beautiful ruby color showing light bricking. Oaky notes of cigar box, a hint of black licorice, ripe red fruit. Medium bodied and smooth with subtle tannins. Medium finish. Nice 90.

Beautiful ruby color showing light bricking. Oaky notes of cigar box, a hint of black licorice, ripe red fruit. Medium bodied and smooth with subtle tannins. Medium finish. Nice 90.

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2014
John Langley

Good complexity for Rioja at this low price point($11). Nice nose. Flavors of sweet red cherry, brown sugar, and savory herbs/spices. Oak showing a bit heavy.

Good complexity for Rioja at this low price point($11). Nice nose. Flavors of sweet red cherry, brown sugar, and savory herbs/spices. Oak showing a bit heavy.

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2014
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

9.2

One of the better values out there

One of the better values out there

Aug 9th, 2015
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.4

Color seems a little suspect for the age, to youthfully purple. Moderately mineral, medium bodied, not very complex, but tasty in an easy going way.

Color seems a little suspect for the age, to youthfully purple. Moderately mineral, medium bodied, not very complex, but tasty in an easy going way.

Feb 18th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

Current release, 10 years old for their appellation/table wine; they're doing it right. Rasberry, black cherry, leather, graphite, vanilla. Great energy and finesse.

Current release, 10 years old for their appellation/table wine; they're doing it right. Rasberry, black cherry, leather, graphite, vanilla. Great energy and finesse.

Feb 14th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Bargain of the year. Medium bodied, firm tannic backbone, snappy acidity. Cherry, raspberry, and spice. Really great wine for less than 15 bucks. Wow.

Bargain of the year. Medium bodied, firm tannic backbone, snappy acidity. Cherry, raspberry, and spice. Really great wine for less than 15 bucks. Wow.

Feb 13th, 2015
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

6.1

Corked - badly!

Corked - badly!

Jan 11th, 2015