La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend

9.240 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, 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
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.2

One, if not the best vintage of Viña Ardanza that I’ve ever tasted.

One, if not the best vintage of Viña Ardanza that I’ve ever tasted.

Oct 24th, 2022
Pierre Gourinchas

Really very nice.

Really very nice.

Apr 11th, 2024
Justin Felker

Starts slightly jammy but opens and finishes more crisp/dry

Starts slightly jammy but opens and finishes more crisp/dry

Mar 9th, 2024
Ruud Verhagen

93+

Feb 19th, 2024
Ashish Pant

Very smooth, goes down easy, maybe too easy. A bit too sweet for me, but I wouldn’t turn down a glass of it if offered!

Very smooth, goes down easy, maybe too easy. A bit too sweet for me, but I wouldn’t turn down a glass of it if offered!

Aug 9th, 2023
K. Syrah

2015: Started out firm and pretty well-balanced, but after opening up 4 hours later tasted sweet, jammy and over-oaked. Confirms my fears of most Spanish wines (despite high ratings). Pass. $35 at Vine.

2015: Started out firm and pretty well-balanced, but after opening up 4 hours later tasted sweet, jammy and over-oaked. Confirms my fears of most Spanish wines (despite high ratings). Pass. $35 at Vine.

Jan 9th, 2023
John Bratincevic

Black raspberry, bitter chocolate, traditional Rioja spices (clove, cinnamon). Some green-peppercorn. Lovely. At a restaurant. 92.

Black raspberry, bitter chocolate, traditional Rioja spices (clove, cinnamon). Some green-peppercorn. Lovely. At a restaurant. 92.

Jan 6th, 2023
Oscar Díaz Maldonado

Rioja clásico espectacular. Maderos, frutoso y ácido balanceado al paladar.

Rioja clásico espectacular. Maderos, frutoso y ácido balanceado al paladar.

Jun 28th, 2022
Haakon Hovde

A fruity and warm Rioja. Really enjoyed this one! Soul food in front if the fire place.

A fruity and warm Rioja. Really enjoyed this one! Soul food in front if the fire place.

Apr 25th, 2022
Kyle Altomare

Assistant Winemaker at Artesa Vineyards & Winery

9.0

Kyle had this a year ago

Kyle had this a year ago

Apr 16th, 2023