R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura

9.21183 ratings
9.2296 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Viura
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has oxidized honey, green herbs, hazelnut, apricot, faint-light petrol, eucalyptus, gardenia blossom, all powerful, concentrating and invigorating.

Palate has honey tea with oak sawdust, cedar plank, beautiful saline minerality, candlewax, great acidity bite that comes in late, such extravagance.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures. We really fell in love with the Blanc many years ago, drinking young then patiently waiting several years, wow what an evolution!

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 3-5 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!

Nose has oxidized honey, green herbs, hazelnut, apricot, faint-light petrol, eucalyptus, gardenia blossom, all powerful, concentrating and invigorating.

Palate has honey tea with oak sawdust, cedar plank, beautiful saline minerality, candlewax, great acidity bite that comes in late, such extravagance.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures. We really fell in love with the Blanc many years ago, drinking young then patiently waiting several years, wow what an evolution!

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 3-5 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!

Apr 14th, 2019
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

9.0

Funky!!! Capital F

Funky!!! Capital F

Oct 5th, 2018
Charlie Evans

Paled in comparison to the ‘87 I had last weekend but still so lovely!

Paled in comparison to the ‘87 I had last weekend but still so lovely!

Sep 24th, 2018
John McCarroll

Sales Rowan Imports

9.4

So weird and confident, vvvv depth

So weird and confident, vvvv depth

Mar 9th, 2018
Brian Szluk

Nose- bruised pineapple, yellow apple, brûléed banana, butter, hazelnut. Taste - yellow apple, pear, banana, bruised melon, almond, graham cracker

Nose- bruised pineapple, yellow apple, brûléed banana, butter, hazelnut. Taste - yellow apple, pear, banana, bruised melon, almond, graham cracker

Jan 6th, 2018
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.2

Grym kvalitet för penningen.

Grym kvalitet för penningen.

Nov 26th, 2017
Steven Morgan

Wine Director Formento's

9.2

Elegant and lovely for an entry level with 20+ years of age. 1996 vintage

Elegant and lovely for an entry level with 20+ years of age. 1996 vintage

Oct 5th, 2017
Beau Carson

So fresh and nutty with hints of honeysuckle and lovely acidity.

So fresh and nutty with hints of honeysuckle and lovely acidity.

Aug 19th, 2017
Bill Bender

Petrol, smoke, viscosity and length. Pre White Burg and old CA tasting outlier.

Petrol, smoke, viscosity and length. Pre White Burg and old CA tasting outlier.

Jul 28th, 2017