Hazaña

Viñas Viejas Rioja Tempranillo

8.750 ratings
-no pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Isaac Pirolo

So I get it... you saw the 92 point score from Parker and splurged on this for $10 and then when your wife complained that it wasn't The Prisoner you wrote a scathing review (on vivino) about this thin, weak, and 'earthy,' wine with 'too much acidity.'

This is a Rioja in Barbaresco's clothing. Rose petal and tar dominate, with lots of juicy cherry, and a sandstone backdrop. A flutter of garden herbs creeps in over time. This is an excellent value for those who know what they're buying.

So I get it... you saw the 92 point score from Parker and splurged on this for $10 and then when your wife complained that it wasn't The Prisoner you wrote a scathing review (on vivino) about this thin, weak, and 'earthy,' wine with 'too much acidity.'

This is a Rioja in Barbaresco's clothing. Rose petal and tar dominate, with lots of juicy cherry, and a sandstone backdrop. A flutter of garden herbs creeps in over time. This is an excellent value for those who know what they're buying.

May 10th, 2017
Jacob Brown

Great rioja for the price

Great rioja for the price

Mar 28th, 2017
Kathryn Espinal

Has some richness without being full bodied. Good amount of acidity with a smooth finish. Easy and pleasurable to drink. Would buy again.

Has some richness without being full bodied. Good amount of acidity with a smooth finish. Easy and pleasurable to drink. Would buy again.

Mar 11th, 2017
Jonas Johansson

One of the best sub $10 Rioja in North American.

One of the best sub $10 Rioja in North American.

Feb 19th, 2017
ES Faiello

Meh - contrary to the hi ratings I read, this wine under-delivered with watered down red fruit and lots of leather, decent acidity but not very well balanced. Lacking depth & concentration

Meh - contrary to the hi ratings I read, this wine under-delivered with watered down red fruit and lots of leather, decent acidity but not very well balanced. Lacking depth & concentration

Feb 12th, 2017
Doyle Johnson

Does not seem smooth or complex but very drinkable.

Does not seem smooth or complex but very drinkable.

Nov 19th, 2016
Dusty Drosche

Not bad. Mild and easy to drink.

Not bad. Mild and easy to drink.

Nov 3rd, 2016
Corey Pelland

Meh.

Meh.

Aug 11th, 2016
Michael Tao

Decent Tempranillo. Lacks depth

Decent Tempranillo. Lacks depth

Jul 17th, 2016
Rob McCarter

Start of a fun night with Kev & Cindy @ Alberto's

Start of a fun night with Kev & Cindy @ Alberto's

Apr 12th, 2016