Rioja Reserva

Rave Review: Wine Spectator on 2009 Vina Herminia Rioja Reserva “Excelsus” – 93 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Vina Herminia “This focused red shows good density, a restrained character and solid depth, offering plum, espresso, tobacco and mineral flavors that are harmonious and long. Not showy, but solid. Drink now through 2022.” — T.M. /…

Rave Review: NatalieMacLean.com on 2009 Vina Herminia Rioja Reserva “Excelsus” – 91 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Vina Herminia “this is signature Rioja with dusty, dry nuances; not fruit-forward in the slightest. Full-bodied and smooth with terrific mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes, from steak to grilled chicken or pork chops. Lovely…

Rave Review: 2005 Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza – 92 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | La Rioja Alta S.A. “The 2005 ‘Vina Ardanza’ is a fantastic blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha from the estates 30-year-old plots ‘La Cuesta’ and ‘Montecillo’, located in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. The Garnacha comes from ancient…

Rave Review: John Szabo, MS on 2004 Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza

WINERY PROFILE | La Rioja Alta S.A. “A classic old school Rioja, with balance, savory character and genuine complexity. A regional paradigm. Drink or hold long term. Tasted August 2014.” — John Szabo, MS / WineAlign.com 92/100 Points  

Rave Review: eRobertParker.com on 2004 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva “Vina Tondonia” Red – 94 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Lopez de Heredia / Vina Tondonia “The 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a completely different story. It is a worthy follower of the 2001, the greatest of the Viña Tondonia Reservas of recent times. It has the…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2002 Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva “Vina Tondonia” – 91 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Lopez de Heredia / Vina Tondonia “(75% tempranillo, 15% garnacha, 5% graciano and 5% mazuelo): Vivid ruby. Musky red fruits, cherry, pipe tobacco and a hint of vanilla on the fragrant nose. Juicy and tightly focused, offering…