Vinedos Lacalle y Laorden

Viña El Pison Rioja Tempranillo

9.381 ratings
9.222 pro ratings
La Rioja Alavesa, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
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
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.7

With Eric and Teresa from the WNH. Stunning presentation. Lovely nose of cloves, jam compote and cherries. Palate is sublime. All spice, nutmeg, sandalwood and black fruits. Neutral oak and a finish with slightly underripe tannins, which presents in perfect harmony with the acid - outstanding.
A lovely gift from
@Aaron Hamrock. Thank you sooooo much!

With Eric and Teresa from the WNH. Stunning presentation. Lovely nose of cloves, jam compote and cherries. Palate is sublime. All spice, nutmeg, sandalwood and black fruits. Neutral oak and a finish with slightly underripe tannins, which presents in perfect harmony with the acid - outstanding.
A lovely gift from
@Aaron Hamrock. Thank you sooooo much!

Jul 11th, 2018
Miguel Ostrowski

Yes please, I’ll take some more, the texture on this wine always catches me by surprise, so velvety, so complex and then it hits you like Mike Tyson.

Yes please, I’ll take some more, the texture on this wine always catches me by surprise, so velvety, so complex and then it hits you like Mike Tyson.

Jun 9th, 2018
Dante Mondavi

Vintner R A E N Winery

9.0

Soft as roses and tasty as a meal

Soft as roses and tasty as a meal

Feb 15th, 2017
Dylan York

2001 Viñedos Lacalle y Laorden Rioja showing youthful cherry and irony mineral driven flavors with tart acidity and medium tannins. Needs more time in bottle. I would recommend resting it for another 8 years. Decant for 3 hours if your drinking it now.

2001 Viñedos Lacalle y Laorden Rioja showing youthful cherry and irony mineral driven flavors with tart acidity and medium tannins. Needs more time in bottle. I would recommend resting it for another 8 years. Decant for 3 hours if your drinking it now.

Oct 10th, 2015
Adam Crane

Dark and brooding yet does it with class. Vineyard planted in 1945.

Dark and brooding yet does it with class. Vineyard planted in 1945.

Jul 16th, 2015
Vincent Bründlmayer

Weingut Bründlmayer

9.8

Booom!

Booom!

Jun 6th, 2015
Juan Luis García Ruiz

Evidentemente es muy joven pero lo que me gusta es ir viendo en el tiempo su evolución. Potencia controlada en su fase frutal pero es Viña Pison, longitud y profundidad con elegancia y figura!!!!

Evidentemente es muy joven pero lo que me gusta es ir viendo en el tiempo su evolución. Potencia controlada en su fase frutal pero es Viña Pison, longitud y profundidad con elegancia y figura!!!!

Jan 9th, 2015
Remi Cohen

Director of Winemaking & Viticulture Cliff Lede Wines

Delicious!

Delicious!

Feb 24th, 2015
Byron Hewett

Beautiful and harmonious. Love the French oak used here instead of American oak. Red fruits, spicy.

Beautiful and harmonious. Love the French oak used here instead of American oak. Red fruits, spicy.

Aug 6th, 2018
Colin Nuckolls

Always tough to follow a cote rotie, but this was lovely. Could benefit from more cellar time

Always tough to follow a cote rotie, but this was lovely. Could benefit from more cellar time

Nov 15th, 2017