R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.230 ratings
9.12 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
Matt Perlman

Young, give it time

Young, give it time

Mar 1st, 2024
"Odedi"

#AgedWineTuesday.

When in Rioja, drink Rioja.

Reddish in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nose of red fruits with earth and mildew notes.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Elegant and restrained.

On the palate red fruits with earth, light wood, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs, light wet leaves and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This recent release of this Rioja Reserva is drinking very nicely now.

A good quality wine. Easy drinking, and a good food wine that I paired with dried meats and crackers.

This 11 year old feels so very young still, and will continue to age nicely in the next 25 years.

Needs time to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

A blend of 70% Tempranillo with Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. Aged for 6 years in used American oak barrels.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.

#AgedWineTuesday.

When in Rioja, drink Rioja.

Reddish in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nose of red fruits with earth and mildew notes.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Elegant and restrained.

On the palate red fruits with earth, light wood, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs, light wet leaves and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This recent release of this Rioja Reserva is drinking very nicely now.

A good quality wine. Easy drinking, and a good food wine that I paired with dried meats and crackers.

This 11 year old feels so very young still, and will continue to age nicely in the next 25 years.

Needs time to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

A blend of 70% Tempranillo with Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. Aged for 6 years in used American oak barrels.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.

May 16th, 2023
Juan Pablo Perez

375 ml

Jun 11th, 2024
Vino Joe

I am biased for Rioja but this is a very good demonstration of why. Great balance ripe reserved fruit in harmony with some slight puckering length. Better in 10 years. Totally fine now.

I am biased for Rioja but this is a very good demonstration of why. Great balance ripe reserved fruit in harmony with some slight puckering length. Better in 10 years. Totally fine now.

Apr 28th, 2024
Jody Scharf

Full red, palate holder of acids, dark fruits, dates, and some smoke.

Full red, palate holder of acids, dark fruits, dates, and some smoke.

Mar 22nd, 2024
Carter White

Love it! 😍

Love it! 😍

Feb 17th, 2024
Kristen Grimes

Rich black fruits, oak and leather aromas; softened but present acid and tannins, the fruit is more tart on the palate, lighter in body while being rich flavored.

Rich black fruits, oak and leather aromas; softened but present acid and tannins, the fruit is more tart on the palate, lighter in body while being rich flavored.

Feb 3rd, 2024
Jess

Medium-deep ruby-garnet color.
Aromas of dried black cherry, clove, tobacco.
Dry. Flavors of stewed tomato, clove, dried cherry, sage, leather. Medium-rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5

Medium-deep ruby-garnet color.
Aromas of dried black cherry, clove, tobacco.
Dry. Flavors of stewed tomato, clove, dried cherry, sage, leather. Medium-rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5

Jan 17th, 2024
Daniel Jara

Piña , bouque de auténtico añejamiento, mantequilla , cereza oscura , jazmín . Vinazo ! Súper recomendable

Piña , bouque de auténtico añejamiento, mantequilla , cereza oscura , jazmín . Vinazo ! Súper recomendable

Dec 12th, 2023
Christian Fischer

Great wine with steak dinner tonight

Great wine with steak dinner tonight

Aug 18th, 2023