R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.026 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, Mazuelo
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, Chocolate & Caramel, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Lars Fasel

Classic

Classic

May 26th, 2022
Adam Beasley

This has been on my bucket list for a while, and we just got a few bottles in my area. I went in to this with high expectations and it totally delivered. One of the most complex wines I’ve had - there is just so much going on here. The nose on this just doesn’t stop evolving. Beautiful oxidation and so many distinct aromas that I’m not going to rattle them off. Texture, flavor, this has everything to offer for my palate. Need to hunt down an older bottle next time. For me, this lived up to the hype.

This has been on my bucket list for a while, and we just got a few bottles in my area. I went in to this with high expectations and it totally delivered. One of the most complex wines I’ve had - there is just so much going on here. The nose on this just doesn’t stop evolving. Beautiful oxidation and so many distinct aromas that I’m not going to rattle them off. Texture, flavor, this has everything to offer for my palate. Need to hunt down an older bottle next time. For me, this lived up to the hype.

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2021
WC Fields

Beautiful cherries, leather, dried strawberries, dust and lots of goodness. Acidity on the finish is pleasing and makes for a good finish. However, a few more years would add weight and body, so it seems, to this wine. No decant.

Beautiful cherries, leather, dried strawberries, dust and lots of goodness. Acidity on the finish is pleasing and makes for a good finish. However, a few more years would add weight and body, so it seems, to this wine. No decant.

May 25th, 2022
Sagee Aran

Better than the 2008 we had a couple of weeks ago... may be the atmosphere at a Basque restaurant in Bilbao made the change.
Brilliant color not showing the age, delicate fragrance. Mild palate. All very delicate

Better than the 2008 we had a couple of weeks ago... may be the atmosphere at a Basque restaurant in Bilbao made the change.
Brilliant color not showing the age, delicate fragrance. Mild palate. All very delicate

Mar 19th, 2022
Glen Shikunov

Great Rioja blend. Needs an hour+ to open up, pretty harsh out of the bottle. The Grenache is evident, tastes bolder and heavier than typical Riojas. Dark deep currant, ripe blueberries, lavender. Would buy again.

Great Rioja blend. Needs an hour+ to open up, pretty harsh out of the bottle. The Grenache is evident, tastes bolder and heavier than typical Riojas. Dark deep currant, ripe blueberries, lavender. Would buy again.

Feb 27th, 2022
Alan Weinberg

so good we opened another

so good we opened another

Dec 3rd, 2021
Brendan Baker

Needed a couple hours of air to come together and best the next day… red cherries and leather, dusty tannin, med + acid, long. A classic for a reason 😋

Needed a couple hours of air to come together and best the next day… red cherries and leather, dusty tannin, med + acid, long. A classic for a reason 😋

Aug 27th, 2021
Sasha LaJeunesse

It’s growing on me

It’s growing on me

Sep 30th, 2018
Greg Giere

Greg had this 2 months ago

Greg had this 2 months ago

May 8th, 2022
Aravind A

Aravind had this 14 days ago

Aravind had this 14 days ago

Jun 16th, 2022