La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.1251 ratings
9.125 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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Coconut and dill. Sweet and sour component is so obvious that you can hardly miss. Medium plus acidity. Soft tannins and nice finish.

Coconut and dill. Sweet and sour component is so obvious that you can hardly miss. Medium plus acidity. Soft tannins and nice finish.

Feb 8th, 2018
Beau Carson

If you can't smell American oak, drink this wine. My favorite Rioja producer, by far.

If you can't smell American oak, drink this wine. My favorite Rioja producer, by far.

Jan 16th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Had another bottle, aged well. Deep red with aromas of bright red fruits with graphite notes. A 100% Tempranillo from several exceptional vineyards, aged in new French oak for one year then in 3-year old oak for the second year of aging. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with vanilla oak, earthy spice and chewy savory tannins, well balanced. Lingering finish ending with fruit characteristics. Very nice, great value.

Had another bottle, aged well. Deep red with aromas of bright red fruits with graphite notes. A 100% Tempranillo from several exceptional vineyards, aged in new French oak for one year then in 3-year old oak for the second year of aging. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with vanilla oak, earthy spice and chewy savory tannins, well balanced. Lingering finish ending with fruit characteristics. Very nice, great value.

Jan 13th, 2018
Phil

Crazy good value

Crazy good value

1 person found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Always a good idea late night.

Always a good idea late night.

May 19th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.5

VA and Brett and iron and red fruit.

VA and Brett and iron and red fruit.

Mar 1st, 2017
Mike Steffel

First bottle gone and they are asking for more.

First bottle gone and they are asking for more.

Jan 13th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep red with aromas of bright red fruits with graphite notes. A 100% Tempranillo from several exceptional vineyards, aged in new French oak for one year then in 3-year old oak for the second year of aging. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with vanilla oak, earthy spice and chewy savory tannins, well balanced. Lingering finish ending with fruit characteristics. Very nice, great value.

Deep red with aromas of bright red fruits with graphite notes. A 100% Tempranillo from several exceptional vineyards, aged in new French oak for one year then in 3-year old oak for the second year of aging. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with vanilla oak, earthy spice and chewy savory tannins, well balanced. Lingering finish ending with fruit characteristics. Very nice, great value.

Dec 24th, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.8

Expressive 2ndary aromatics, cherry skin, grilled steak juice.

Expressive 2ndary aromatics, cherry skin, grilled steak juice.

Dec 17th, 2016
Sean Nelson

Bittersweet chocolate and raspberries. Loooooong finish. Better in three years or so, but SO GOOD now

Bittersweet chocolate and raspberries. Loooooong finish. Better in three years or so, but SO GOOD now

Nov 26th, 2016