R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1261 ratings
9.237 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
Chris McClellan

Red cherry/pomegranate, black cherry, dusty tannins, med plus acid, leather and earth, slight vanilla and toast..classic. Fruit still present. Great wine..

Red cherry/pomegranate, black cherry, dusty tannins, med plus acid, leather and earth, slight vanilla and toast..classic. Fruit still present. Great wine..

Sep 24th, 2018
Vito Sergio Parente

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

Sep 19th, 2018
Matt Perlman

First time tasting the ‘05 Tondonia...excellent, more long term aging potential than the ‘04. Still substantial American oak and sweet fruit to integrate.

First time tasting the ‘05 Tondonia...excellent, more long term aging potential than the ‘04. Still substantial American oak and sweet fruit to integrate.

Jun 17th, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

Dirt with a capital “D” - soft and well balanced sour cherries great funk! Nice and lively acidity!

Dirt with a capital “D” - soft and well balanced sour cherries great funk! Nice and lively acidity!

Jun 12th, 2018
Matt Lasater

No notes, charming, beautiful, soulful as always

No notes, charming, beautiful, soulful as always

May 20th, 2018
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.1

Mini mini mini

Mini mini mini

Apr 24th, 2018
Wine101Hamden

Hints of balsamic reduction and tea leaves on the nose. Beautiful crimson red in the glass from middle to rim with faint brown edges. Medium tannins and acidity. Black tea, espresso grounds, unripened plum skins and a tomato jam component on the finish. Oak is moderate and well integrated. Tannins hang in there through the finish. Paired with meatloaf...whatever bro. Eat what you got, when you can, when you work in retail.

Hints of balsamic reduction and tea leaves on the nose. Beautiful crimson red in the glass from middle to rim with faint brown edges. Medium tannins and acidity. Black tea, espresso grounds, unripened plum skins and a tomato jam component on the finish. Oak is moderate and well integrated. Tannins hang in there through the finish. Paired with meatloaf...whatever bro. Eat what you got, when you can, when you work in retail.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Giampiero Nadali

Wine Blogger Aristide

9.4

Simply wonderful. And still very young and fresh. Amazing wine, as usual from this producer.

Simply wonderful. And still very young and fresh. Amazing wine, as usual from this producer.

Nov 28th, 2017
Jordan Wardlaw

Pure insanity for the price, as usual. One of the most elegant and pure expressions of Rioja terroir one can imagine, in the mature & somewhat oxidative style that suggests balsamic reduction. Cherries, strawberries, leather, herbs and tobacco all seamlessly integrated. There is a savory earth component throughout the experience that I literally cannot put down every time I taste the Tondonia Reserva. I continue to be stunned at the value of these great Riojas. Find the 2005 vintage, drink now or hold for several years.

Pure insanity for the price, as usual. One of the most elegant and pure expressions of Rioja terroir one can imagine, in the mature & somewhat oxidative style that suggests balsamic reduction. Cherries, strawberries, leather, herbs and tobacco all seamlessly integrated. There is a savory earth component throughout the experience that I literally cannot put down every time I taste the Tondonia Reserva. I continue to be stunned at the value of these great Riojas. Find the 2005 vintage, drink now or hold for several years.

Oct 21st, 2017