La Rioja, Spain

Bodegas Beronia

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2018

Blend of Tempranillo (95%), Graciano (4%) and Mazuelo (1%). Deep violet(almost black) color. Interesting aromas of black cherry/plum, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, earth and tobacco. The palate features red and black berry/plum flavors with additional notes of mocha, mushrooms, dusty herbs, white pepper and orange peel. Firm tannins and a long and lingering finish. Medium-plus bodied and plush. Excellent aging potential. Thanking Keno for bringing this excellent example of a traditional and well made Rioja! — 4 days ago

Paul, Scott@Mister and 4 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Jan A

Like the sour mouth watering effect of the wine on the palate. Already my last bottle of the case but this still has years of runway ahead. — 15 days ago

Dick, Ira and 11 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Tiefes Rot, purpur-Farben, Opulent und dennoch leicht zugleich, Typische Noten von getrockneten Beeren, Pflaumen, Kirschen und Aprikosen. Gut als solo. — 18 days ago

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Classy & elegant with ripe black fruit, exotic spices, a touch of leather, a whiff of wilted violets and orange zest. A bit earthy & mineral, too though showing youthful freshness & energy.
Poised & very elegant on the palate with beautifully polished yet grilly tannins and juicy acidity. Layers of black fruit with wood shrimp seamlessly integrated. Nice volume & depth, terrific energy in the long finish. A classic Rioja reserva and the perfect wine for late fall.
Looking forward to tasting it over the next few years.
— 15 days ago

Daniel, Ira and 1 other liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2015

I was expecting this to be tight and tannic. Nope this was lush and silky smooth. Perfect for the Napa cab lover that wants to try something different. The potential for a few more points is there if you can wait. — 19 days ago

Vin, Andrew and 10 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Exceptional quality for the price. Bright and deep ruby color. Intense aromas of vanilla, baking spices, black cherry/raspberry and fresh herbs. The same black fruit on the palate along with hints of caramel and chocolate. A nice and long finish. Tangy acidity. Beautiful balance. So much character. Time to stock up! — a month ago

Bob, Paul and 5 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Reserva Finca Ygay Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2018

Bright red cherry, med bodied, med acidity, med high tannin. Decent oak integration. Honest but not great p/q. — 6 days ago

Andrew, "Odedi" and 1 other liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

Vintage 2004 | Icon wine. I love the distinguished smell with fruitiness. — 5 days ago

Doug, Daniel and 19 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2010

Jeremy Shanker

Always a favorite. Lemon verbena, beeswax, wax beans. — 16 days ago

Daniel P., Juan and 7 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Ya know it’s Tempranillo, but damn, that nose could be Garnacha.15 % really comes to the fore.It’s iron bloody, w hints of soil. Jammy roses?
It’s big bodied, but full of acidic lift, cherries, dusty earth, always brawnier than the brother Tondonia.fills your mouth with deep redness.
I’ll always have room for these.

— a month ago

Daniel, LM and 14 others liked this
Byron Hewett

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This cuvée does have more Garnacha in it compared to the Tondonia. They are both great.