R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.138 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
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, Paella
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

As expected, even at 12yrs, this is very youthful. It’s rich without being heavy or dense. Cherry tobacco leaves accompanied by herbs de Provence and coconut/dill shavings on the nose. Crazy tart on the palate with high acidity. Mostly black cherry tart and fleshy cherry skin with a more herbal seasoning type finish. Give this time to evolve and add layers.

As expected, even at 12yrs, this is very youthful. It’s rich without being heavy or dense. Cherry tobacco leaves accompanied by herbs de Provence and coconut/dill shavings on the nose. Crazy tart on the palate with high acidity. Mostly black cherry tart and fleshy cherry skin with a more herbal seasoning type finish. Give this time to evolve and add layers.

Oct 10th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2007 ‘Vina Bosconia’ has a high percentage of Garnacho blended in (15%) with small portions Graciano and Mazuelo. The wine is another sensational effort from this storied estate, especially considering the challenges of the 2007 vintage. The nose opens with beautiful red fruits with blood orange and sage that are nicely woven into the nose. The palate unveils wonderful freshness and richness considering the challenges of the vintage. Pipe tobacco, leather, crushed mint and blood orange zest all connect with the sour red fruits. Beautiful now this has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2035- 93

The 2007 ‘Vina Bosconia’ has a high percentage of Garnacho blended in (15%) with small portions Graciano and Mazuelo. The wine is another sensational effort from this storied estate, especially considering the challenges of the 2007 vintage. The nose opens with beautiful red fruits with blood orange and sage that are nicely woven into the nose. The palate unveils wonderful freshness and richness considering the challenges of the vintage. Pipe tobacco, leather, crushed mint and blood orange zest all connect with the sour red fruits. Beautiful now this has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2035- 93

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2019
Robert Gomez

General Manager, Dino's Tomato Pie

Savory, pepper, animal, clay earth, soy sauce, red and black fruit with toast. Classically balanced and delicious.

Savory, pepper, animal, clay earth, soy sauce, red and black fruit with toast. Classically balanced and delicious.

Dec 26th, 2019
Marcus Garcia

Having with a tortilla Espanola , manchego cheese and some Jamon. Delicious pairing! Remembering our time in Spain.

Having with a tortilla Espanola , manchego cheese and some Jamon. Delicious pairing! Remembering our time in Spain.

Apr 4th, 2020
Steve Haro

Mint and dark cherry with chocolate and earth.

Mint and dark cherry with chocolate and earth.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Phil Kessling

Classic Rioja from legendary producer.

Classic Rioja from legendary producer.

Feb 8th, 2020
Ananda Aisola

Body: med light, acid: med high, tannins: high, sugar: dry alcohol: elevated oaky af

Body: med light, acid: med high, tannins: high, sugar: dry alcohol: elevated oaky af

Jan 28th, 2020
E & K G

Always a pleasure to drink a Lopez De Heredia! Dried flowers galore with a solid core of dark red berries. Dusty tannins that really give the wine some character. Plenary more ahead for this one!

Always a pleasure to drink a Lopez De Heredia! Dried flowers galore with a solid core of dark red berries. Dusty tannins that really give the wine some character. Plenary more ahead for this one!

Dec 2nd, 2019
Chris Ward

Cherry, tobacco, dill, coconut really coming through. Delicious!

Cherry, tobacco, dill, coconut really coming through. Delicious!

Nov 29th, 2019
Jason Keefer

Fantastic nose of herbs and flowers, really youthful, cherry, cigar box, Grenache definitely impacts the flavor profile.

Fantastic nose of herbs and flowers, really youthful, cherry, cigar box, Grenache definitely impacts the flavor profile.

Nov 12th, 2019