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Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.841 ratings
8.85 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 Casagrande

Pretty good, I think, but I’m a hard sell because I’m not a Tempranillo fan (when I buy Rioja I usually try to search out Garnacha-based wines). Medium intensity nose is mainly raw oak (French-seeming, not old-school American). Some dark, sultry berry fruit, and a bit of moist garden soil. In the mouth, the fruit seems a bit pulpy (not to say tannic) and seems a little lifeless. There is tannin, however, and it comes on strong in the finish, which is a tad short.

Pretty good, I think, but I’m a hard sell because I’m not a Tempranillo fan (when I buy Rioja I usually try to search out Garnacha-based wines). Medium intensity nose is mainly raw oak (French-seeming, not old-school American). Some dark, sultry berry fruit, and a bit of moist garden soil. In the mouth, the fruit seems a bit pulpy (not to say tannic) and seems a little lifeless. There is tannin, however, and it comes on strong in the finish, which is a tad short.

Aug 2nd, 2022
Chris MacLean

This is fine, just not close to the quality and harmony of La Rioja Alta

This is fine, just not close to the quality and harmony of La Rioja Alta

Jun 18th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, with aging, 50% in new French oak. Deep Ruby with ripe red and black fruit aromas and toasty spice. The palate shows plum and blackberry flavors with smoke, cacao and spice. Vivid acidity, firm ripe tannins, integrated lending to a medium+ finish ending with some earthy notes. Just starting to drink well, a few more years will benefit. Nice value for a Gran Reserva.

A blend of Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, with aging, 50% in new French oak. Deep Ruby with ripe red and black fruit aromas and toasty spice. The palate shows plum and blackberry flavors with smoke, cacao and spice. Vivid acidity, firm ripe tannins, integrated lending to a medium+ finish ending with some earthy notes. Just starting to drink well, a few more years will benefit. Nice value for a Gran Reserva.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2020
Sam Friedland

Very nice with prime filet mignion, convex roasted sliced potatoes, fresh new asparagus, and small yellow zucchini. Some fruit and mild tannins.

Very nice with prime filet mignion, convex roasted sliced potatoes, fresh new asparagus, and small yellow zucchini. Some fruit and mild tannins.

May 15th, 2022
Seth Masterson

A dark, earthy Rioja that pairs excellently with strongly flavored or fatty foods.
I taste Liquorice root, dark loamy soil, and charred oak.
To be honest I expected more from a Gran Reserva- as in 'this is the best vintage you've had in a decade?' maybe given more time in the bottle some more magic would grow

A dark, earthy Rioja that pairs excellently with strongly flavored or fatty foods.
I taste Liquorice root, dark loamy soil, and charred oak.
To be honest I expected more from a Gran Reserva- as in 'this is the best vintage you've had in a decade?' maybe given more time in the bottle some more magic would grow

Jan 30th, 2022
Brendan Baker

Plum, blackberry, new American oak. I had this as a 2010 Spanish Tempranillo

Plum, blackberry, new American oak. I had this as a 2010 Spanish Tempranillo

Jan 9th, 2022
vinokeeno

2012 vintage. Super smooth nose and body. Delicious but the palate semi-destroyed by the ol(d)e hot pizza burning the roof of the mouth syndrome so other specifics hard to come by currently. Grrr…

2012 vintage. Super smooth nose and body. Delicious but the palate semi-destroyed by the ol(d)e hot pizza burning the roof of the mouth syndrome so other specifics hard to come by currently. Grrr…

Dec 21st, 2021
John Gallo

Paid $30 for a bottle at total wine in Florida. Drank at Daria‘s for her 65th birthday. Delightful!! Better than the reserva, but not sure it’s worth the extra $12 a bottle.

Paid $30 for a bottle at total wine in Florida. Drank at Daria‘s for her 65th birthday. Delightful!! Better than the reserva, but not sure it’s worth the extra $12 a bottle.

Oct 21st, 2021
Jay
8.8

Halloween dinner 🎃

Halloween dinner 🎃

Nov 1st, 2020
azita k

Pucker taste at the end, red cherry. Wondering if 3 years from now the disjointed flaw in the wine will somehow harmoniously come together and integrate. Shame considering this is such a consistent a well no one mass production example of a proper RIOJA... I really want to give this a fighting chance!

Pucker taste at the end, red cherry. Wondering if 3 years from now the disjointed flaw in the wine will somehow harmoniously come together and integrate. Shame considering this is such a consistent a well no one mass production example of a proper RIOJA... I really want to give this a fighting chance!

Sep 11th, 2020