R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura

9.1308 ratings
9.274 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
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Fooook meee! Do love #Tondonia Viña Gravonia 05' blanco #crianza it's the nuts, it smells of nuts and stewed apples and almonds & has a liquid mineral core with waxy lemon, golden syrup, Mr. Tom bars (remember them?), also smells of honey, acacia, toffee popcorn & lemon oil. Has a wonderfully fat palate with a chewy nuttiness along with rich lemon rind, peach & apricots (specially the skins), juicy, long and complex finish. Works great with fish (tonight with smoked haddock in a cheddar & chive sauce, butter braised samphire, edamame & butter bean salad with giant couscous n feta)

Fooook meee! Do love #Tondonia Viña Gravonia 05' blanco #crianza it's the nuts, it smells of nuts and stewed apples and almonds & has a liquid mineral core with waxy lemon, golden syrup, Mr. Tom bars (remember them?), also smells of honey, acacia, toffee popcorn & lemon oil. Has a wonderfully fat palate with a chewy nuttiness along with rich lemon rind, peach & apricots (specially the skins), juicy, long and complex finish. Works great with fish (tonight with smoked haddock in a cheddar & chive sauce, butter braised samphire, edamame & butter bean salad with giant couscous n feta)

6 people found it helpfulAug 5th, 2015
Nikki Erpelding

This 2005 says blend but states 100% Viura. Spectacular!

This 2005 says blend but states 100% Viura. Spectacular!

Nov 5th, 2016
Brandon Weaver

2005 vintage

2005 vintage

Aug 25th, 2016
Cory Fierro

Beautifully deep golden color. The nose is reminiscent of chenin blanc in that it has a crazy amount of honeysuckle on the nose, along with oxidized and bruised apples, nuts and just a touch of honey. The palate follows from the nose, but with a rich acidity the belies the fact it's over a decade old. The finish is long lasting and light as a feather, surprisingly enough.

Beautifully deep golden color. The nose is reminiscent of chenin blanc in that it has a crazy amount of honeysuckle on the nose, along with oxidized and bruised apples, nuts and just a touch of honey. The palate follows from the nose, but with a rich acidity the belies the fact it's over a decade old. The finish is long lasting and light as a feather, surprisingly enough.

Aug 18th, 2016
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.1

A marvel of process. Bruised yellow fruit. Toasted almond skin. Citrus oil. Complex texture and broad palate. Only thing better thing than the wine itself is the shop's label warning customers to ask about the wine prior to purchase. Keep scaring people away so I can drink the rest.

A marvel of process. Bruised yellow fruit. Toasted almond skin. Citrus oil. Complex texture and broad palate. Only thing better thing than the wine itself is the shop's label warning customers to ask about the wine prior to purchase. Keep scaring people away so I can drink the rest.

Jul 31st, 2016
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.6

🔥

🔥

Jul 11th, 2016
Mark Lindzy

Oxidized white and BBQ ribs? Yes please #4thofjuly

Oxidized white and BBQ ribs? Yes please #4thofjuly

Jul 5th, 2016
boyd pearson

So consistently good. Crazy impressive. Thanks @Ksandek Podbielski

So consistently good. Crazy impressive. Thanks @Ksandek Podbielski

Jun 21st, 2016
Ed Lehrman

2005- amazing oxidative white wine.

2005- amazing oxidative white wine.

Apr 22nd, 2016