La Rioja Alta

Viña Arana Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.178 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Beau Carson

Smoky, pepper, tobacco, cherry, and coconut suntan lotion, in a great way. What great value from my favorite Rioja producer!

Smoky, pepper, tobacco, cherry, and coconut suntan lotion, in a great way. What great value from my favorite Rioja producer!

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2017
Raymond Domenico

Easily one of the greatest values in Rioja

Easily one of the greatest values in Rioja

Jun 16th, 2016
Elizabeth Flynn

2009 on 9/1/19

2009 on 9/1/19

Sep 3rd, 2019
Kurt Schuster

I really enjoyed this wine. It had wonderful expressions of fruit, complex forest floor flavors, and also I will ripen fruit with an overlying caramelize sugar structure. This isn’t a light and quaffable wine and it was one that took some time to drink and enjoy. But frankly even with it paired with a heavy pasta sauce it shined wonderfully. Little to no tannins and acidity but still held up very well against strong food.

I really enjoyed this wine. It had wonderful expressions of fruit, complex forest floor flavors, and also I will ripen fruit with an overlying caramelize sugar structure. This isn’t a light and quaffable wine and it was one that took some time to drink and enjoy. But frankly even with it paired with a heavy pasta sauce it shined wonderfully. Little to no tannins and acidity but still held up very well against strong food.

Jun 5th, 2019
Ivor

Fresh and youthtfull. Blueberry confit, small oak note and even some minerality.

Fresh and youthtfull. Blueberry confit, small oak note and even some minerality.

May 2nd, 2019
Jeff Hasmann

Blew me away! A traditional Rioja with ten years of age and layer after layer of complexity. Dark fruit, cedar, and strong notes of herbs - layered and concentrated. Velvety aged tannins and balanced acidity hold it all together. Tremendous wine; tremendous value. 2009 vintage on March 1, 2019

Blew me away! A traditional Rioja with ten years of age and layer after layer of complexity. Dark fruit, cedar, and strong notes of herbs - layered and concentrated. Velvety aged tannins and balanced acidity hold it all together. Tremendous wine; tremendous value. 2009 vintage on March 1, 2019

Mar 3rd, 2019
Andrew Lonardo

Creamy, buttery goodness

Creamy, buttery goodness

Jan 3rd, 2019
Art Oz
9.5

Bright red cherries on the nose along with some dark fruit and leather. Big tannins that lead to a very nice finish.

Bright red cherries on the nose along with some dark fruit and leather. Big tannins that lead to a very nice finish.

Nov 11th, 2018
Mikhail Svirin

16,5/20

16,5/20

Oct 29th, 2018
Rick Riddle

Don’t tell my girl, but I’m in love with this Elegant Feminine Beauty! Well balanced of aged Oak and Full of fruit, it’s silkiness melts in my mouth like white chocolate This medium bodied wine has notes of smoke, plum, blackberries with a back end of dark cocoa. A very pleasant long lasting finish.

Don’t tell my girl, but I’m in love with this Elegant Feminine Beauty! Well balanced of aged Oak and Full of fruit, it’s silkiness melts in my mouth like white chocolate This medium bodied wine has notes of smoke, plum, blackberries with a back end of dark cocoa. A very pleasant long lasting finish.

Jul 22nd, 2018