La Rioja Alta

Viña Arana Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.98 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Josh Betz

This wine is consistently good. My favorite is the 2009, followed by 2010, but this 2011 holds its own. Fruit forward and smooth finish as always. Be careful- it’s hard to only drink 1 bottle.

This wine is consistently good. My favorite is the 2009, followed by 2010, but this 2011 holds its own. Fruit forward and smooth finish as always. Be careful- it’s hard to only drink 1 bottle.

Jul 31st, 2020
Daniel Lambauer

A solid Rioja - not the most amazing I drank but with some air quite harmonious . What I like is that they sell it in half-bottles...

A solid Rioja - not the most amazing I drank but with some air quite harmonious . What I like is that they sell it in half-bottles...

May 2nd, 2020
Nick Jones

Angeline’s - excellent

Angeline’s - excellent

Feb 14th, 2019
Tara Guthrie

2011 has nice age on it, gorgeous cherry vanilla nose with velvety mouthfeel and soft lingering black fruits and all spice on the palate.

2011 has nice age on it, gorgeous cherry vanilla nose with velvety mouthfeel and soft lingering black fruits and all spice on the palate.

Oct 2nd, 2018
Roberto Alamo

Mellow, too much wood, even cork flavor. Was expecting more layers and depth.

Mellow, too much wood, even cork flavor. Was expecting more layers and depth.

Jan 6th, 2018
Lauren Pattani-Wright

One of the best riojas I’ve ever had, spicy and fruit forward

One of the best riojas I’ve ever had, spicy and fruit forward

Dec 29th, 2017
Ashley Brandt

2011 great heat

2011 great heat

Nov 8th, 2017
Marc Miller

Fruity nose and hot. Clean easy drinking a lot of acid no tannins. Some raisin and stew at the finish.

Fruity nose and hot. Clean easy drinking a lot of acid no tannins. Some raisin and stew at the finish.

Jul 5th, 2017
Sara Maule

Sara had this a year ago

Sara had this a year ago

Jun 30th, 2019
Thom Talone

Thom had this 3 years ago

Thom had this 3 years ago

Mar 9th, 2018