R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.22208 ratings
9.2473 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, Mazuelo
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, Chocolate & Caramel, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Beautiful Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious!

Beautiful Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious!

Jan 2nd, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Out of magnum a fucking classic

Out of magnum a fucking classic

Nov 17th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Ordered off a wine list. Nice bright dark reddish brick color. Almost opaque. Fun nose. Notes of bing cherry, cedar, earth and a little menthol. Rich and sharp in the mouth. This needed air to come around. Still a baby.

Ordered off a wine list. Nice bright dark reddish brick color. Almost opaque. Fun nose. Notes of bing cherry, cedar, earth and a little menthol. Rich and sharp in the mouth. This needed air to come around. Still a baby.

Nov 9th, 2018
Jonathan Wall

13 years young. After a few hours the typical notes of a traditional Rioja flourish. Medium body with light tar and leather. Beautiful clear color.

13 years young. After a few hours the typical notes of a traditional Rioja flourish. Medium body with light tar and leather. Beautiful clear color.

Oct 21st, 2018
Vito Sergio Parente

a family’s favorite - #rioja #lopezdeheredia #viñatondonia

Sep 19th, 2018
Bill Bender

Stink-tastic! The fruit is still holding on and the tannins are fine and resolved. Still has that aged leather, cigar box and smoke profile. Seek this maker out. A QPR champ.

Stink-tastic! The fruit is still holding on and the tannins are fine and resolved. Still has that aged leather, cigar box and smoke profile. Seek this maker out. A QPR champ.

Sep 14th, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2005 vintage. If you love old-school Rioja this is terrific value at about 33 euro.

2005 vintage. If you love old-school Rioja this is terrific value at about 33 euro.

Aug 31st, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Super fresh - the extra time in barrique (6 yrs) really helped integrate this - sediment from Ebro river

Super fresh - the extra time in barrique (6 yrs) really helped integrate this - sediment from Ebro river

Aug 2nd, 2018
Conrad Green

A warm berried nose with soft oak and a gameyness. On the palate, a bit of sour cherry, blackberry and a whiff of licorice. Lovely balance with a long life ahead

A warm berried nose with soft oak and a gameyness. On the palate, a bit of sour cherry, blackberry and a whiff of licorice. Lovely balance with a long life ahead

Jul 31st, 2018
Meg Herring

Was shocked this was an ‘05. Tons of time left for this to age.

Was shocked this was an ‘05. Tons of time left for this to age.

Jul 29th, 2018