R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosado

9.2255 ratings
9.376 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Powerhouse of resinous, herbal and spice aromas. Dried flower, potpourri, figs, orange peel, spiced herbal tea with essential oils and tar in the background. Heredia and Musar are definitely the leading purveyors of this style, though this is Heredia’s first rosado in several years and very highly anticipated. It does not disappoint.

Powerhouse of resinous, herbal and spice aromas. Dried flower, potpourri, figs, orange peel, spiced herbal tea with essential oils and tar in the background. Heredia and Musar are definitely the leading purveyors of this style, though this is Heredia’s first rosado in several years and very highly anticipated. It does not disappoint.

Jul 28th, 2018
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9.3

Pale copper-tinged orange. A powerfully scented bouquet evokes orange zest, red currant, rose oil, cinnamon and smoky minerals. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering intense red berry and citrus fruit flavors along with hints of honey, vanilla and candied flowers. Deftly blends power and finesse and shows no rough edges. The mineral and floral notes carry strongly through an impressively long finish that displays outstanding clarity and spicy cut. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2018)

Pale copper-tinged orange. A powerfully scented bouquet evokes orange zest, red currant, rose oil, cinnamon and smoky minerals. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering intense red berry and citrus fruit flavors along with hints of honey, vanilla and candied flowers. Deftly blends power and finesse and shows no rough edges. The mineral and floral notes carry strongly through an impressively long finish that displays outstanding clarity and spicy cut. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2018)

Jun 20th, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.8

2008 BARREL SAMPLE!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

2008 BARREL SAMPLE!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Oct 12th, 2017
Laura Catena

I don't vomprehend how oxidized whites could have ever gone out of fashion - this wine is sublime and never tires

I don't vomprehend how oxidized whites could have ever gone out of fashion - this wine is sublime and never tires

2 people found it helpfulMay 31st, 2015
Ian Brand

More interesting than good. With the right, funky pairing it would sing.

More interesting than good. With the right, funky pairing it would sing.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2014
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

Probably the greatest rosé on the planet!

Probably the greatest rosé on the planet!

May 15th, 2016
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.2

One of the coolest wines in the world. Always excited to find the rare bottle of 2000 left on a wine list. Earthy and rich but still remarkably fresh and just the most killer food wine.

One of the coolest wines in the world. Always excited to find the rare bottle of 2000 left on a wine list. Earthy and rich but still remarkably fresh and just the most killer food wine.

Apr 7th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

A perennial favorite rose for me, this seemed a little more oak on the nose than I remember. The palate is still the fresh and bracing salinity and blood orange. Great stuff if you can find it!

A perennial favorite rose for me, this seemed a little more oak on the nose than I remember. The palate is still the fresh and bracing salinity and blood orange. Great stuff if you can find it!

Dec 7th, 2015
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

8.0

Flat and dominated by oxidative flavors. 😕

Flat and dominated by oxidative flavors. 😕

Nov 22nd, 2015
Vinny Eng

Pink and nuts and Love.

Pink and nuts and Love.

Sep 12th, 2015