La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1554 ratings
9.161 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
Tom Kobylarz

Always a winner and always a great deal. 2015 marks 125 vintages of wine made by La Rioja Alta. Bright red and savory fruit, excellent acidity and fine grain tannin. Elegant plum, cherry, and strawberry spiked with spice, meat and a touch of leather. Refined and mature wine does not get better than this at this price (abt $25). 80% Tempranillo from Rioja Alta and 20% Garnacha (Grenache) from vineyards in the eastern Baja section of #rioja #spain
#reserva #lariojaalta

Always a winner and always a great deal. 2015 marks 125 vintages of wine made by La Rioja Alta. Bright red and savory fruit, excellent acidity and fine grain tannin. Elegant plum, cherry, and strawberry spiked with spice, meat and a touch of leather. Refined and mature wine does not get better than this at this price (abt $25). 80% Tempranillo from Rioja Alta and 20% Garnacha (Grenache) from vineyards in the eastern Baja section of #rioja #spain
#reserva #lariojaalta

5 people found it helpfulOct 4th, 2015
Mike Lee

Beverage Manager/Sommelier Catch Miami

8.8

Soft & round. Fine grain tannins, peppery cherry, ripe raspberry, blackberry & plum, plus a ton of spice in the nose. Nicely transferred to the palate. Seems like a hot vintage.

Soft & round. Fine grain tannins, peppery cherry, ripe raspberry, blackberry & plum, plus a ton of spice in the nose. Nicely transferred to the palate. Seems like a hot vintage.

4 people found it helpfulNov 28th, 2014
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Rich. Burnt caramel. Roasted. Smoky. Nice mouthfeel. A circus girl's pantaloons. Yes. We just said that.

Rich. Burnt caramel. Roasted. Smoky. Nice mouthfeel. A circus girl's pantaloons. Yes. We just said that.

Aug 6th, 2016
Daniel Penhos

Intense vanilla and cinnamon aromas. Tart and green tannins. Red fruits such as raspberry and cherry with a long finish.

Intense vanilla and cinnamon aromas. Tart and green tannins. Red fruits such as raspberry and cherry with a long finish.

Mar 26th, 2016
Mardelle Kleven

Greta Rioja Alta! Wood is present but integrated beautifully. Spice, dried fruits with a smooth long finish.

Greta Rioja Alta! Wood is present but integrated beautifully. Spice, dried fruits with a smooth long finish.

Dec 31st, 2015
Ryan Donnelly

Excellent!

Excellent!

Dec 19th, 2015
Boris Mathiszik

Beautifully aged Rioja. Very smooth. 2005. Retasting 10/22/16 - still good, but lowered rating to 9.0 from 9.2.

Beautifully aged Rioja. Very smooth. 2005. Retasting 10/22/16 - still good, but lowered rating to 9.0 from 9.2.

Dec 19th, 2015
grape friend

Mmmm wild black cherry and tons of dirt.

Mmmm wild black cherry and tons of dirt.

Dec 15th, 2015
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

9.5

2005

2005

Nov 14th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Yum. Big bing cherry. Rolls off the front of your tongue. Delicious.

Yum. Big bing cherry. Rolls off the front of your tongue. Delicious.

Oct 11th, 2015