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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

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  • Marques de Riscal Rioja 150th Anniversary Gran Reserva Case of 6 Bottles 2004

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    Botella bordelesa que sobresale por el peso, el embalaje sobrio y señorial, la etiqueta sigue la versión clásica de la marca aunque alguna información como el grado alcohólico (14º) resulta dificil de observar. En la contraetiqueta indica que se emplea tempranillo, graciano y mazuelo aunque parece ser que al final en esta añada el mazuelo se sup... Read More

    Wine review by BENLLI


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Arana Reserva 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by clarioss


  • Jen - they most assuredly built right next to the railroad for proximity to ... ... López de Heredia, La Rioja Alta, CVNE, and Bilbaínas are right next to each other - two minute walk from one to the other. The river winds around the town and the railroad is directly next to the wineries. I don't know if vibration is a problem or not - wine is... Read More

    Forum post in the topic encouraging young oenephiles


  • Agree completely with the your latest column as I and several of my friends with large and older wine collections having been doing for years. You stated  the situation well but need to remind people that a key question to be asked of the more experinced is "with proper storage what charcter when young helps determine how long it will hold?' Als... Read More

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  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by amynraleigh


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 1998

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    Sour cherry and super gentle forest floor tones are meet by incipient mushroom notes on the nose all wrapped up in nicely burnished cranberry and raspberry fruit. This is super supple in the mouth with a gorgeous mouthfeel, elegant, refined, and oh so balanced. Theres tons of black cherry fruit here along with black tea, and soft carob notes tha... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • With the holidays fast approaching, this is the time of the year when most of ... and chunky style. 90pts2004 La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva $30Deep leather, white flower, subtle orange peel and sour red cherries greet the nose with hints of tobacco, ash, vanilla, dill and spicy wood making for a beautiful perfume. There’s a hint of early wo... Read More

    From the article Rioja Reserva


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Arana Reserva 2004

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    Deep leather, white flower, subtle orange peel and sour red cherries greet the nose with hints of tobacco, ash, vanilla, dill and spicy wood making for a beautiful perfume. Theres a hint of early wood sweetness here, yet this is soft and elegant in the mouth. The red fruits are accented by bright acidity and lovely polished tannins. A deep wild ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Riserva 2004

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    A bit tight on the nose with subtle notions of spicy wild berry fruits and dusty, dry leather. A little lactic, this shows some raw wood qualities on the nose, as well. The wine is almost velvety on entry and is totally integrated if a bit tight, with some early blueberry fruit and layered wood spice accents. There has lovely purity to the fruit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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