Olivier Rivière

La Vallada Covarrubias Tempranillo

8.840 ratings
8.812 pro ratings
Arlanza, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Dan Thomas

Great Tempranillo. Bright fruit with structure and acid. Interested to see what this becomes with time

Great Tempranillo. Bright fruit with structure and acid. Interested to see what this becomes with time

Apr 17th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.0

Really perky. Fresh bright fruit with a smoky underbody. Love this.

Really perky. Fresh bright fruit with a smoky underbody. Love this.

Apr 15th, 2018
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

8.9

Bit of a chunk. A really interesting expression of Tempranillo.

Bit of a chunk. A really interesting expression of Tempranillo.

Jun 5th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Still bright red fruit on day 4. Tannins seeming softer, but acidity is still very zippy. Way to go Olivier!

Still bright red fruit on day 4. Tannins seeming softer, but acidity is still very zippy. Way to go Olivier!

Dec 7th, 2014
J. Kim
8.8

Satisfying density, fullness and suppleness.

Satisfying density, fullness and suppleness.

Jun 2nd, 2019
Sarah O'Kelley

Fleshier than Rioja counterpart

Fleshier than Rioja counterpart

Dec 1st, 2017
Mark Lindzy

Young tempranillo vines at 900m elevation, aged 12mo in old French barrels and 6mo in tank. Arlanza is a very new D.O. approved in 2007. Bright and fresh style, with black cherry fruit and zippy acidity from the altitude.

Young tempranillo vines at 900m elevation, aged 12mo in old French barrels and 6mo in tank. Arlanza is a very new D.O. approved in 2007. Bright and fresh style, with black cherry fruit and zippy acidity from the altitude.

Jul 13th, 2014
Erik Sundsten

Wow, new vintage 2014 is amazing. Buy!

Wow, new vintage 2014 is amazing. Buy!

Mar 6th, 2017
Christopher Zulueta

So fresh

Feb 7th, 2017
Jorge Conde Prendes

Color capa media, intensidad aromática media-alta, en nariz mineral, humedad, fósforo, regaliz negro, pimienta, tabasco, en boca sequedad, taninos verdes, corto, herbáceos

Color capa media, intensidad aromática media-alta, en nariz mineral, humedad, fósforo, regaliz negro, pimienta, tabasco, en boca sequedad, taninos verdes, corto, herbáceos

Nov 30th, 2016