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  • Albariño

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

  • Macabeo

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

  • Grenache

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

  • 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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  • La Rioja Alta '890' Tempanillo 1998

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    Soft wood and subdued fruit on the nose; maraschino cherry and raspberry, aged oak palette. Sherry coloured. A fantastic Rioja. Read More

    Wine review by gabandstephen


  • When a notion gets into Brad Kanes head, he can become extremely insistent about it. He loves planning themed tastings. Verticals, horizontals, vertizontals, transversals, metarregionals... So, for a few months hed been e-nailing about a dinner with 1970 Riojas in Manhattan. I liked the idea, so all I had to do was plan a trip back to New York a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rioja dinner at Tia Pol


  • http://www.decanter.com/news/277340.htmlI found this a strange, but fascinating article. "Rioja sales fell by up to 15% in 2008, with Rias Baixas and Castilla-La Mancha reporting marked increases in sales.According to statistics released by DOC Rioja's regulatory board, sales of Gran Reserva in 2008 fell by 14.7%, with Reserva falling 10.4%, and... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rioja sales plummet,...


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Arana Reserva 2001

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    Really good wine for the price. Read More

    Wine review by heloman54


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Arana Reserva 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by Gustaff


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Arana Reserva 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dionysus


  • I met with a semi-regular Sunday tasting group last week for the usual embarrassment of riches we indulge in. The loose theme for this dinner was mature Italians but I think the organizer did a little coercing seeing as the line-up consisted mostly of Giacosa! Not that I am complaining!We had some visitors from Colorado join us, Rob and his love... Read More

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  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva 1970

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    This took it's sweet time to open up, even from a high shoulder fill bottle. At first there was only VA and the nose was very attenuated but with time and air it gained a fine leather note and nuances of rosewood, tobacco/ pipe smoke, sour game and a great floral top note. In the mouth this is very acid driven but the red currant fruit and sour ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • La Rioja Alta S.A. Rioja Gran Reserva Cosecha 1994

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    Wow - we decanted this bad boy for a good hour before drinking. Tons of old-world earth flavor, with a minerally quality. Beautiful red color, and medium bodied. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Alberdi Reserva 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by zac


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