R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.2163 ratings
9.236 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
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
Nick Demos

Magnum

Magnum

Aug 6th, 2017
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.7

Needs a few minutes to get everything warmed up but then firing on all cylinders. Transcendent

Needs a few minutes to get everything warmed up but then firing on all cylinders. Transcendent

Jul 16th, 2017
Carter Nixon

Thanks Dhane Chesson!

Thanks Dhane Chesson!

2 people found it helpfulNov 21st, 2014
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.1

Classics

Classics

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2015
Eduardo Bolaños

Sommelier Terroni Downtown LA

10

Will most likely in my life never have again. First vintage of Lopez de Heredia 1913

Will most likely in my life never have again. First vintage of Lopez de Heredia 1913

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 2015
Henri Gabriel

Wine of night. Went to fast. Want more

Wine of night. Went to fast. Want more

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2015
Ryan Foss

More tannic, powerful, youthful, and funky than the '85,
But still great. Probably needs another 5-10.

More tannic, powerful, youthful, and funky than the '85,
But still great. Probably needs another 5-10.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2015
Ryan Foss

Man these wines are fucking awesome. Even in just an okay vintage. Amazing values.

Man these wines are fucking awesome. Even in just an okay vintage. Amazing values.

1 person found it helpfulSep 27th, 2014
Quinn Roberts

375mL

375mL

Dec 30th, 2016