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Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

93 points Wine & Spirits: As counterintuitive as it may seem, this traditional style of Rioja white needs plenty of oxygen to show itself. The wine starts off with the rich mineral savor of a shellfish broth, then develops a firm, juicy nectarine fruitiness. That is the mystery of Rioja, how the slow, oxidative transformation of viura, aged for a decade in a damp cellar, gives a wine that tastes mature when you open the bottle, sustaining all that complexity as it seems to race backwards in time toward youthful, clean and refreshing fruit. This isn't the best vintage we've tasted of Tondonia Reserva, but it is magical. (Dec 2014)

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93 points Wine & Spirits: As counterintuitive as it may seem, this traditional style of Rioja white needs plenty of oxygen to show itself. The wine starts off with the rich mineral savor of a shellfish broth, then develops a firm, juicy nectarine fruitiness. That is the mystery of Rioja, how the slow, oxidative transformation of viura, aged for a decade in a damp cellar, gives a wine that tastes mature when you open the bottle, sustaining all that complexity as it seems to race backwards in time toward youthful, clean and refreshing fruit. This isn't the best vintage we've tasted of Tondonia Reserva, but it is magical. (Dec 2014)

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