R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura

9.21206 ratings
9.2307 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Viura
Top Notes For
Jay Eagan

A .375 that is still drinking great.

A .375 that is still drinking great.

Jan 8th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

An interesting white Rioja, bottled in 2016. Medium gold color with aromas of dried stone and tropical fruits with notes of baking spice and honeysuckle. On the palate flavors of candied peach and apple flavors, some lemon notes and complex spice. Well balanced, long ending with a salty nutty character. Very Nice.

An interesting white Rioja, bottled in 2016. Medium gold color with aromas of dried stone and tropical fruits with notes of baking spice and honeysuckle. On the palate flavors of candied peach and apple flavors, some lemon notes and complex spice. Well balanced, long ending with a salty nutty character. Very Nice.

Dec 9th, 2019
Will Stanley

Nose is immediately opulent, with candied orange, almost marmalade, and a hint of petrol early doors (this passed by the second day). Reads like a cross between Sauternes and old Burgundy.

This is tremendously rich and hedonistic, an old-school, opulent wine with firm tannins and a honeyed edge. By the second night, a vibrant, lively acidity emerged and brought the wine to life on the finish.

Shockingly complex, this is a wine that provides intrigue with every sip, and yet seems endless. Without a doubt improved by 2+ hours decanting. An outrageously good accompaniment to good quality Serrano ham. A very youthful wine to drink now, or over the coming decade. Very memorable.

Nose is immediately opulent, with candied orange, almost marmalade, and a hint of petrol early doors (this passed by the second day). Reads like a cross between Sauternes and old Burgundy.

This is tremendously rich and hedonistic, an old-school, opulent wine with firm tannins and a honeyed edge. By the second night, a vibrant, lively acidity emerged and brought the wine to life on the finish.

Shockingly complex, this is a wine that provides intrigue with every sip, and yet seems endless. Without a doubt improved by 2+ hours decanting. An outrageously good accompaniment to good quality Serrano ham. A very youthful wine to drink now, or over the coming decade. Very memorable.

Dec 2nd, 2019
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