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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...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

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  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Arana Reserva 2001

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    It doesn't get much better than this in an affordable bottle of wine (13-14 in Madrid), but it all depends on what you're looking for. If you're chasing new oak, gobs of fruit and concentrated power, this won't be for you. This is one of the most classic, elegant wines from Spain. It's got everything: depth, distinct flavors, classy and dusty re... Read More

    Wine review by notintheira


  • Hi there,                 My 30th is coming up in March. One of the things I've wanted to do since I was about 6 is to drink a red wine from the year I was born (81).  I don't have the type of money to blow 1000's of dollars on a wine or buy a case to ensure the wine is about to peak (probably a bit late to do that anyway).  Does anyone have any... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for an affordable...


  • The Vuelta e Espana starts today.  In honor of this three week long cycling grand tour race I am planning to focus my attention on the wines of Spain for the next three weeks or so.What recommendations do you have for wines from Spain?  The race begins in Sevilla and goes counter-clockwise through Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao and then finishing i... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Spanish Wine Recommendations


  • In 1976, Amerine and Roessler ( U.C. Davis professors) counseled tasters to avoid emotive and anthropomorphic terms such big, finesse, hard, intense, lingering, long, rich, silky and velvety.  They stated in their book "Wines, Their Sensory Evaluation" that these words should be avoided at all costs.  How does the forum feel of this? Read More

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  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 1995

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    No written review

    Wine review by 256446sbajr 256446 sbajr


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 1997

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    Excellent value for the money (~30-35 eur). Ruby red with dark brick on the rim, medium body, elegant, velvet texture with strong earth and spicy notes, vanilla, dried berries and nuts. Already on its peak, or even a little passed... Read More

    Wine review by boccio


  • La Granja de Garrejo Crianza Rioja Alta 2005

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    Perfume of blackberry and strawberry, notes of dill and sulfur, tart cherries on the palette, soft oak and vanilla with notes of burnt orange, ripe berry jam on the back of the palette, white pepper finish that leaves raspberries, sage, cherries and cream. Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 1997

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    No written review

    Wine review by Kari Steele


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 1995

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    No written review

    Wine review by kylewolf


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 1995

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    Wine review by TheBalrog


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