La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.26 ratings
9.13 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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Light to medium garnet red with bricking on the edges. Lovely aged nose with tons of mushrooms, forest floor, dried cherries, leather, cigar box and something a little medicinal. Great acidity and well balanced tannins (5.5/10) with a medium body. Layered palate with notes of tart dried cherries, raspberries, leather, truffles and earthiness. Medium plus length finish. Drink within the next couple years.

Light to medium garnet red with bricking on the edges. Lovely aged nose with tons of mushrooms, forest floor, dried cherries, leather, cigar box and something a little medicinal. Great acidity and well balanced tannins (5.5/10) with a medium body. Layered palate with notes of tart dried cherries, raspberries, leather, truffles and earthiness. Medium plus length finish. Drink within the next couple years.

Mar 26th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Drink now—don’t wait on this one. Brilliant, lucid dried red fruit on nose / spice, well-worn leather, blonde tobacco, and savory herbs on palate / acidity still popping but tannins ghosting away. Still, a real beauty at 25. So fresh and majestic.

Drink now—don’t wait on this one. Brilliant, lucid dried red fruit on nose / spice, well-worn leather, blonde tobacco, and savory herbs on palate / acidity still popping but tannins ghosting away. Still, a real beauty at 25. So fresh and majestic.

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2019
Paul S-K

Amazing for 21 years. Good fruit balanced with soft tannins. Lovely

Amazing for 21 years. Good fruit balanced with soft tannins. Lovely

Oct 18th, 2015
Justin Bothur

Justin had this 5 years ago

Justin had this 5 years ago

Nov 15th, 2017
Bryan Glanzberg

Bryan had this 2 years ago

Bryan had this 2 years ago

Oct 9th, 2020
Jason Pineda

Jason had this 10 years ago

Jason had this 10 years ago

Sep 1st, 2012