R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1260 ratings
9.179 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
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

8.9

This is one of the most successful European 2003's I have had, rich but not overripe or hot, with an American oak vanillin frame for strong dark fruit. It is a little volatile on the back end but also refreshing. Very nice with lamb stew and peas!

This is one of the most successful European 2003's I have had, rich but not overripe or hot, with an American oak vanillin frame for strong dark fruit. It is a little volatile on the back end but also refreshing. Very nice with lamb stew and peas!

3 people found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

9.0

Had this for my wedding anniversary. Not much you can say about these wines besides they are always worth it...

Had this for my wedding anniversary. Not much you can say about these wines besides they are always worth it...

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% mazuelo and graciano.
Black cherry, freshness in body and very fine tannins. Acidity is very balanced but not "zippy"

80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% mazuelo and graciano.
Black cherry, freshness in body and very fine tannins. Acidity is very balanced but not "zippy"

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.4

Stewed red fruit with pronounced savory and mineral notes as well. Juicy acidity and firm, powdery tannins.

Stewed red fruit with pronounced savory and mineral notes as well. Juicy acidity and firm, powdery tannins.

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2014
Heather Lane

Still so much life to this wine...Sanguine, a little volatile, savory, leather, subtle oak present

Still so much life to this wine...Sanguine, a little volatile, savory, leather, subtle oak present

Apr 29th, 2016
Joe Paradise

One of, if not my favorite, rioja producers. Fruit on the 03 is a bit crisper than other vintages. Cranberry, tomato (leaf?), deftly deliberate oxidation, earth and savory balsamic, all framed in lovely oak. Fine integrated tannin. Long savory finish

One of, if not my favorite, rioja producers. Fruit on the 03 is a bit crisper than other vintages. Cranberry, tomato (leaf?), deftly deliberate oxidation, earth and savory balsamic, all framed in lovely oak. Fine integrated tannin. Long savory finish

Jul 9th, 2015
Bill Wenzlau

Found this hiding in the cellar and not on the list! Soooo good.

Found this hiding in the cellar and not on the list! Soooo good.

Jul 1st, 2015
Steven Gullo

Oxidative notes gave way to flavors of black tea, soy, and baked red cherries. Aging well.

Oxidative notes gave way to flavors of black tea, soy, and baked red cherries. Aging well.

May 23rd, 2015
Marie Florian

Sommelier Tarry Lodge

8.8

A shadow of its former greatness. Still good juice, but past its peak.

A shadow of its former greatness. Still good juice, but past its peak.

Apr 24th, 2015
Kristen Hollowaty

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

Apr 2nd, 2015