La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Tempranillo

9.112 ratings
9.11 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
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

Gorgeous wine on the pretty end of the classic Rioja spectrum. Pure red fruit with some floral character and just the right amount of oak influence, hinting at cedar and spice.

Gorgeous wine on the pretty end of the classic Rioja spectrum. Pure red fruit with some floral character and just the right amount of oak influence, hinting at cedar and spice.

Feb 1st, 2021
Vanessa

This Rioja Reserva is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes. 💃 The “Reserva” designation in Spain means the wine was subject to certain minimum aging requirements prior to release. More specifically, it must have aged a minimum of three years prior to release, where at least one of those years was spent in oak barrels. Producers, especially those from Rioja, often exceed these minimum requirements, but the labeling designation certainly helps give a sense for what you may expect to experience in the glass.

👁 This wine is medium ruby with secondary garnet hues and pink rim variation. There’s noticeable tearing.

👃 It has those quintessential, front-stage notes of oak, 🪵 cedar, nutmeg, coconut, and vanilla on the nose along with notes of lush cherry, 🍒 plum, strawberry,🍓 molasses, taro, toasted caramel, hazelnut, cigar, sweet tobacco, balsamic, olive, and saddle leather. This wine has good aromatic intensity.

👄 The palate is dry, with medium acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish is medium(+). This wine is ripe, soft, smooth, and delicious. 👏👏

It has received, deservedly so (IMO), critical acclaim from the likes of Robert Parker/Wine Advocate (91 pts) and James Suckling (93 pts).🤩🤩

I have never had a wine I didn’t love from this producer – La Rioja Alta, S.A. @lariojaaltasa

This Rioja Reserva is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes. 💃 The “Reserva” designation in Spain means the wine was subject to certain minimum aging requirements prior to release. More specifically, it must have aged a minimum of three years prior to release, where at least one of those years was spent in oak barrels. Producers, especially those from Rioja, often exceed these minimum requirements, but the labeling designation certainly helps give a sense for what you may expect to experience in the glass.

👁 This wine is medium ruby with secondary garnet hues and pink rim variation. There’s noticeable tearing.

👃 It has those quintessential, front-stage notes of oak, 🪵 cedar, nutmeg, coconut, and vanilla on the nose along with notes of lush cherry, 🍒 plum, strawberry,🍓 molasses, taro, toasted caramel, hazelnut, cigar, sweet tobacco, balsamic, olive, and saddle leather. This wine has good aromatic intensity.

👄 The palate is dry, with medium acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish is medium(+). This wine is ripe, soft, smooth, and delicious. 👏👏

It has received, deservedly so (IMO), critical acclaim from the likes of Robert Parker/Wine Advocate (91 pts) and James Suckling (93 pts).🤩🤩

I have never had a wine I didn’t love from this producer – La Rioja Alta, S.A. @lariojaaltasa

Apr 10th, 2021
Senator Tommelier

Spanish Tempranillo. Probably the best wine of the evening.

Spanish Tempranillo. Probably the best wine of the evening.

Mar 21st, 2021
Mel
9.8

Smells amazing, complex taste.  Dark cherry, oak, pepper, maybe soil.  My wine class says nuttiness, I have trouble picking up on it.  Goes amazing with pizza, one of my favorites

Smells amazing, complex taste.  Dark cherry, oak, pepper, maybe soil.  My wine class says nuttiness, I have trouble picking up on it.  Goes amazing with pizza, one of my favorites

Sep 18th, 2020
aisforalan

delicious. new vintage. same rating. buy again. this one from flatiron.

delicious. new vintage. same rating. buy again. this one from flatiron.

Apr 12th, 2020
Jeremy Gordon

Jeremy had this 25 days ago

Jeremy had this 25 days ago

Apr 18th, 2021
Lawrence Bremer

Lawrence had this 4 months ago

Lawrence had this 4 months ago

Jan 3rd, 2021
Paul Stoffel

Paul had this 8 months ago

Paul had this 8 months ago

Aug 29th, 2020
Will D
9.0

Will had this 9 months ago

Will had this 9 months ago

Aug 20th, 2020
Hiroshi Onitsuka

Hiroshi had this 10 months ago

Hiroshi had this 10 months ago

Jul 13th, 2020