La Rioja Alta

Viña Arana Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.093 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz

An unfortunate brett bomb! Still drinkable but what an unfortunate miss here as the fruit still comes through. Just part of the gamble with these old school dirty cellars. But when it's on...lookout!
#rioja #brettbomb

An unfortunate brett bomb! Still drinkable but what an unfortunate miss here as the fruit still comes through. Just part of the gamble with these old school dirty cellars. But when it's on...lookout!
#rioja #brettbomb

Apr 7th, 2017
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Sour cherry, preserved prune, cedar wood, vanilla, very silky and good acidity. 2006 vintage

Sour cherry, preserved prune, cedar wood, vanilla, very silky and good acidity. 2006 vintage

May 8th, 2016
Michael Kvasnicka

Classic.

Classic.

Dec 18th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.2

95%Temp, 5% Mazuelo
Fruit here is more serious and less open than the Crianza, red fruit with light background notes of nutmeg and cinnamon (not too pronounced) an intriguing. Great acidity and fruit sweetness with some umami notes and a wonderful dried strawberry finish.

95%Temp, 5% Mazuelo
Fruit here is more serious and less open than the Crianza, red fruit with light background notes of nutmeg and cinnamon (not too pronounced) an intriguing. Great acidity and fruit sweetness with some umami notes and a wonderful dried strawberry finish.

Sep 5th, 2015
Peter Sultan

06--delicious, forget how funky this is..

06--delicious, forget how funky this is..

Jul 14th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Black fruits, balsamic tones, silky tannins, great structure.

Black fruits, balsamic tones, silky tannins, great structure.

Jun 2nd, 2015
Michael Kvasnicka

These guys don't do bad things. Exceptional.

These guys don't do bad things. Exceptional.

Nov 14th, 2014
Jacob Petersen

92+

Aug 19th, 2017
Jim Westby

A dirty Arana, and atypical for this meticulous producer. 2006.

A dirty Arana, and atypical for this meticulous producer. 2006.

Apr 8th, 2017
RustyR

Open. Soft tannins very smooth. Mid finish. Drink up. Little bret on open blew off black cherry balsamic some sour tarts on nose as well. Good not Graeme at.

Open. Soft tannins very smooth. Mid finish. Drink up. Little bret on open blew off black cherry balsamic some sour tarts on nose as well. Good not Graeme at.

Nov 5th, 2016