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Vina Valoria Rioja Crianza 2011

Member Review by tommyvino:

100% Viura which does spend some time aging in oak barrels which are probably neutral oak. Only 400 cases produced. A moderate nose of marzipan, lemon zest, slight honey, nuts, and golden apple. The nose appears to have some age with slight oxidation which is the style. Dry, medium bodied, lively acidity and very flavorful on the palate with ripe apples, pears, honeysuckle, and beautiful minerality. A long lingering finish with a touch of honey. This is definitely a food friendly wine that is well balanced (13% abv) and typical of the regions whites. The oak is well placed and integrated adding to the subtleness. I like that this white does not go through the malolactic fermentation process which I think sometimes mask the minerality of these wines. Though not a style in high demand I do find these oak age whites harder to come by in Spain, especially of this quality. Worth searching for. $13 US retail cost which makes this an excellent value. 4/5

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Viña Valoria:
It is an old wine cellar, whose background dates from 1860, that decided to expand and modify its aspect. Pérez Foncea family, owners of the plants, have been producing wine for many years, but they moved in the home area. Ready to give a great step forward, they built a wine cellar which is located at Logroño, a modern building with a controlled temperature stainless steel fermentation ... Read more
It is an old wine cellar, whose background dates from 1860, that decided to expand and modify its aspect. Pérez Foncea family, owners of the plants, have been producing wine for many years, but they moved in the home area. Ready to give a great step forward, they built a wine cellar which is located at Logroño, a modern building with a controlled temperature stainless steel fermentation mill, an equipment of coldness, a new bottling train and new oaken casks. Everything was sufficient for their idea of not exceeding a million bottles. Read less

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Snooth User: tommyvino
9713492
1.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/11/2009

100% Viura which does spend some time aging in oak barrels which are probably neutral oak. Only 400 cases produced. A moderate nose of marzipan, lemon zest, slight honey, nuts, and golden apple. The nose appears to have some age with slight oxidation which is the style. Dry, medium bodied, lively acidity and very flavorful on the palate with ripe apples, pears, honeysuckle, and beautiful minerality. A long lingering finish with a touch of honey. This is definitely a food friendly wine that is well balanced (13% abv) and typical of the regions whites. The oak is well placed and integrated adding to the subtleness. I like that this white does not go through the malolactic fermentation process which I think sometimes mask the minerality of these wines. Though not a style in high demand I do find these oak age whites harder to come by in Spain, especially of this quality. Worth searching for. $13 US retail cost which makes this an excellent value. 4/5


Snooth User: Trinity76
38458745
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/15/2010

overpriced in my opinion


Snooth User: tommyvino
9713492
1.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/11/2009

A blend of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, and 10% Mazuelo. Medium ruby color. Aromatic with ripe cherries, raw meat, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, sweat, and cola on the nose. The style is dry, light to medium bodied, tart acidity, medium astringent tannins, and long finish. Very flavorful on the palate, black cherries, cranberries, strawberry jam, juniper berry, and huckleberry. Easy drinking well balanced everyday drinking wine. Toss back with some hamburgers, hot dogs, and grilled portabello mushrooms. 3.5/5


Snooth User: tommyvino
9713492
1.00 5
Vintage: 1994 03/11/2009

A blend of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, and 10% Mazuelo (aka Carignan) aged at least 24 months in 225 L oak barrels and another 36 months in bottle then released in the 6th year. A pale garnet-brick color. An aromatic nose of baking spice, black tea, strawberry, chalk dust, and sweet pipe tobacco. The nose is aged though not as pronounced as the 92 Valoria Gran Reserva. Dry, medium to medium heavy bodied, tart acidity, grippy soft tannins, the palate is has plenty of flavor with sweet spice, red currant, cranberry, dried cherry, spicy pepper, and subtle earth tones. The finish is long with mouth watering acidity. Again the acidity here leads me to believe the on going potential this wine has considering the abundance of fruit left on the palate. Another classic Rioja style that I find absolutely enjoyable. If your a fan of aged Burgundies this is a worthy substitution at a fraction of the cost. Just around $50 US, not bad considering it's already 14 years old and still going strong!!! It 's hard enough to find good Burgundy in that price range that has just been released! 541 cases produced of this hard to find gem. I would keep food pairings to a minimum, aged Manchego and Jamon Iberico would be all that's needed. 4.5/5


Snooth User: tommyvino
9713492
1.00 5
Vintage: 1992 03/11/2009

A blend of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, and 10% Mazuelo (aka Carignan) aged at least 24 months in 225 L oak barrels and another 36 months in bottle then released in the 6th year. A pale brick-brown color. A moderate nose of pencil shavings, stewed tomatoes, leather, and mild earthy nuances. The nose is definitely aged. Dry, light to medium bodied, lively acidity, soft tacky tannins, the palate is still very flavorful with sweet spice, black olive, cranberry, dried cherry, and underlying minerality. The finish is of medium length with lingering acidity and the tannins seem to creep up on you at the end. Their is plenty of acidity here to add another 5 to 10 years of life. A classic old school Rioja style that I would find food friendly (12% abv) though I would keep flavors simple as to not overpower this delicate wine. Only 1,100 cases produced in this vintage. Around $35 US and well worth the money if you can find it. 4/5


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549176,614
4.00 5
Vintage: 1973 10/16/2010

This bottle was decanted three hours before tasting. It opened with sweet plum sauce, cherry tobacco, allspice and clove with sweet peas and musk on the nose. This wine excites the palate with roasted cherries, old cedar, sweet sun tea and fresh earth on a gorgeous velvety frame. The finish is long, long , long with tea leaf and spicy fresh cherry.


Snooth User: tommyvino
9713492
1.00 5
Vintage: 1968 03/11/2009

A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano, and 10% Mazuelo from 25 ha of estate owned vineyards. A pale to medium toned brick color. Powerful aged aromas of tobacco, leather, mulling spice, dried meat, prunes, dried cherries and cooked fig. This is a dry, light bodied wine, with lively acidity, weak soft tannins, and a medium long finish. Very flavorful on the palate with stewed tomatoes, prunes, bay leaf, dusty earth, and dried oregano. An excellent wine considering the age, it still has a lot of fruit left and I believe a couple more years of life. This wine is well balanced and definitely drinking well right now. Grilled lamb makes me say oh boy. 4/5


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Vintage: 1973 01/16/2009

A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 1973 Vina Valoria Rioja 750ml



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