Rioja

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A famed wine lover once referred to Rioja as "the Bordeaux of Spain," because Rioja wine is complex, traditional, and can range from quaffable, everyday values to elegant, long-lived collectors' bottles.

Wines from Spain are becoming increasingly more recognized for their high quality and excellent pricing. From Rioja, the Crianzas and un-aged reds reflect medium body and softer fruit, while Reserva and Grand Reservas (through the use of longer oak aging) are considered fine wine.

Rioja is one of the oldest wine-growing appellations in Spain, and is particularly noted for Tempranillo, though Graciano and Garnacha may also be used.

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  1. Eduardo Garrido Rioja Crianza

    2011 / 750 ml. | Item#84585

    SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 31, 2016
    A supple texture masks good density in this focused red. Black cherry and pomegranate flavors are lively, backed by smoke, licorice and iron notes. Firm and fresh. Drink now through 2023. 4,000 cases made.
    WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/1/2016
    Earthy, ripe cherry and berry aromas come with notes of baking spices and tobacco. This is crisp in feel, albeit a touch jagged. Smoky, toasty plum and cherry flavors lead, while this is long, spicy and a tad bit hot on the finish.
    VN8787 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2014
    Brilliant ruby. Dried cherry, tobacco and succulent herbs on the fragrant nose. A sweet vanilla quality accents lively red fruit flavors on the open-knit palate. Comes up a little short on the finish, which is framed by gentle tannins.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 80% Tempranillo

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  2. Finca Costanillas

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#89375

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    Very pretty Rioja with ripe berries, chocolate, walnuts and hazelnuts. Full-bodied with juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Nice length. Needs another year or two to come around. Drink after 2021.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 86% Tempranillo

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  3. Vadillo Crianza

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#89376

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  4. R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva

    2008 / 750 ml. | Item#94600

    RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    The nose of the 2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva is very elegant, fresh and with an herbal twist, starting to show the complexity of the aged wines that are sometimes still too young when they are released 10+ years from the vintage! The palate is medium-bodied, with lightness and depth, very classical with extra freshness and all that is needed for a long development in bottle. This is the more Tondonia of the two vintages I tasted side by side. There are notes of maple syrup, smoke, licorice and crisp fruit. The palate is more austere, crunchy and reveals the chalkiness of the soils. There’s more definition and precision here.
    JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    Lots of dried fruit with plum, light raisin, chocolate and toasted oak. Some balsamic undertones. White truffles and dried flowers. Medium body, creamy tannins and savory, balsamic undertones. Extreme and unique, as always. Drink now.
    WS9191 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2020
    This is a lean and fragrant vintage of Viña Tondonia, the López de Heredia family’s prime Rioja Alta vineyard above a meander along the Ebro River. In 2008, the wine is gamey up front, with sour cherry flavors and a delicate, lasting richness. The wine defines Rioja’s traditional elegance.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 75% Tempranillo

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  5. La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi

    Reserva
    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#87342

    VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
    Glistening ruby-red. Spice-tinged red fruit and floral aromas pick up hints of coconut and succulent herbs with air. Silky and expressive on the palate, offering appealingly sweet cherry and raspberry flavors and a spicecake nuance that builds steadily in the glass. Closes long and smooth, with repeating florality and subtle tannins that come in late.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  6. El Coto Rioja Crianza

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#78330

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  8. Faustino Rivero Ulecia Silver Label Reserva

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#91749

    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    Lots of ripe-strawberry and floral character. Full body, round and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Fruit-forward yet bright and driven. Lots going on here. Drink or hold.
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  10. Izadi Reserva

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#85149

    JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, January 14, 2021
    Sweet berries and walnuts with dried flowers and blueberries on the nose. Full-bodied with very tight, refined tannins that are focused and impressive. I like the texture and definition to the wine, as well as the complex aftertaste. Serious wine that’s nice to drink now, but with three to four years of age, this will be very special. Try after 2022.
    RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    In the 2016 Reserva, I found very good freshness and balance and notes of red fruit that always point at more contained ripeness, and it also has a completely different oak profile, a lot subtler and more integrated than in previous vintages. This is a clean and aromatic modern Reserva with some fine tannins to be resolved by some more time in the bottle and/or with hearty food. It’s a blend of 89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano matured in barrel for 15 months. 148,217 bottles and 1,000 magnums produced. It was bottled in July 2018.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  11. Marqués de Riscal Reserva

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#74262

    VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Oct 2019
    The 2015 Rioja Reserva, which comes mainly from Rioja Alavesa, has a tightly wound bouquet of broody black fruit, Cuban cigar and black olive. It is not intense, but it is very elegant. The medium-bodied palate is off-dry, marked by fine acidity and plenty of soy-tinged black fruit. With aeration, it develops more depth and cohesion. A sprinkling of white pepper appears toward a beautifully proportioned finish framed by fine tannins. Superb.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 93% Tempranillo

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  12. Cortijo Tinto

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#76215

    RP8989 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Apr 2019
    The entry-level red 2018 Tinto feels very young and a little reductive. It has a dark, almost opaque color and aromas of ripe berries and herbs. It’s a similar blend to the rosé — 79% Tempranillo, 12% Garnacha and 9% Syrah — and has the same sweet, juicy, fruit-driven profile. It fermented in stainless steel and was bottled unoaked. 40,000 bottles were filled in February 2019.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  13. R. López de Heredia Viña Bosconia Reserva

    2008 / 750 ml. | Item#94599

    VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
    Deep garnet. Intense, mineral-tinged red and blue fruit and floral scents are complemented by suggestions of baking spices, vanilla and woodsmoke. Supple, seamless and concentrated, yet lithe as well, offering intense raspberry, cherry-vanilla and rose pastille flavors underscored by vibrant mineral and blood orange nuances. Shows fine definition and sappiness and finishes sweet, focused and extremely long, with finely etched tannins adding framework and final grip.
    JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    Taking on a balsamic and high-toned wood character to the ripe fruit on the nose. Some dried cheese and ripe fruit, too. Medium-bodied with integrated tannins that are polished and fine. Goes on for minutes. A beautiful, traditional wine, as always. Drink or hold.
    RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    The profile of the 2008 Viña Bosconia Reserva is a lot less ripe than the 2009, and there are some herbal undertones; it’s more reserved and austere, still undeveloped after five years in barrel and at least that much time in bottle. It’s a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo that matured in used American oak barrels for five years. It reveals a medium body and some dusty tannins. It’s quite the opposite from the 2009, and I think a hypothetical blend of the two would be better than each. It’s a cold and austere vintage of Bosconia. 75,000 bottles produced. It was bottled unfiltered and fined with egg whites in four different lots, depending on logistics. It was bottled in November 2017.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 80% Tempranillo

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  14. Señorío de P. Peciña Rioja Cosecha

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#84586

    RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    The juicy and chewy unoaked red 2019 Señorío de P. Peciña Cosecha Tinto has bright ripe fruit and an earthy touch, a medium body and soft tannins that give it a supple texture. It’s a blend of Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano fermented with indigenous yeasts and kept in tank until bottling. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2020.
    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Jun 2020
    Vivid scarlet. Pungent red berry, blood orange and floral scents pick up a spicy topnote with air. Juicy and well-concentrated but lively as well, offering sappy strawberry, cherry and orange pith flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Finishes long and smooth, with repeating florality and a gently sweet red fruit note.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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