R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1189 ratings
9.132 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
Jay Kline

This bottle was a pop and pour and it certainly didn't last very long in the line-up. From my one and only glass: milk chocolate covered cherries, baking spices, leather, earth, and mushrooms. Honestly, I wish I could have spent a couple of hours with it because there seemed to much more to unpack. I just love the wines from LdH.

This bottle was a pop and pour and it certainly didn't last very long in the line-up. From my one and only glass: milk chocolate covered cherries, baking spices, leather, earth, and mushrooms. Honestly, I wish I could have spent a couple of hours with it because there seemed to much more to unpack. I just love the wines from LdH.

Jul 25th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Complex and pushy. The sweetness is balanced and pretty.

Complex and pushy. The sweetness is balanced and pretty.

Feb 2nd, 2017
Tom Garrett

WInemaker Detert Family Vineayrds

8.8

Cigar, orange peel, dried rose, tea and baking spice. Bright acidity and lively with aromas and flavors that are true to type. Interesting and quaffable.

Cigar, orange peel, dried rose, tea and baking spice. Bright acidity and lively with aromas and flavors that are true to type. Interesting and quaffable.

Jan 12th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Loaded with cherry cola, vanilla and earthiness. The strong earthiness subsides after about a hour in the decanter.

Loaded with cherry cola, vanilla and earthiness. The strong earthiness subsides after about a hour in the decanter.

Jun 5th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

The best of a Bosconia for me, nicely open and so easy to keep sniffing and sipping. I always end up finding this needs a little more time open to drink pleasurable, in its proper state. Very good normally but this day it was great!

The best of a Bosconia for me, nicely open and so easy to keep sniffing and sipping. I always end up finding this needs a little more time open to drink pleasurable, in its proper state. Very good normally but this day it was great!

Feb 22nd, 2016
Josh Grove

Paella is calling for some old school Rioja. Super fresh with a savory/soy undertone.

Paella is calling for some old school Rioja. Super fresh with a savory/soy undertone.

Jan 1st, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Most body and tannin,higher altitude that comes through in a more structured palate. Bosco = forest, bottled in the 5th year and is only a Reserva, though a Gran Reserva has been made a few times.
30-40k production
Cinnamon, Damson, red fruits, cherry with a brilliant brightness. Excellent acidity and firm, dry tannins that need a little more time in bottle to mellow. Though enjoyable now so if you decide to drink, decant for at least an hour.
#bosconia #lopezdeheredia

Most body and tannin,higher altitude that comes through in a more structured palate. Bosco = forest, bottled in the 5th year and is only a Reserva, though a Gran Reserva has been made a few times.
30-40k production
Cinnamon, Damson, red fruits, cherry with a brilliant brightness. Excellent acidity and firm, dry tannins that need a little more time in bottle to mellow. Though enjoyable now so if you decide to drink, decant for at least an hour.
#bosconia #lopezdeheredia

Dec 31st, 2015
Adrienne Stillman

Showing beautifully

Showing beautifully

Dec 22nd, 2015
Adam Jesberger

Cant find anything i dont absolutely love about this.

Cant find anything i dont absolutely love about this.

Oct 4th, 2015
Justin Bothur

All coconut doughnut and dried red fruit on the nose and palate. Wonderfully bright acid.

All coconut doughnut and dried red fruit on the nose and palate. Wonderfully bright acid.

Sep 3rd, 2015