Category Archives: spain la rioja

CVNE Reserva Rioja 2013

CVNE (Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana), pronounced coonay, DOCa Reserva Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2013 This wine: lot No. L170805L (on the back label), a predominantly tempranillo blend, along with garnacha, graciano and mazuelo (aka carignan), aged for at least 1 … Continue reading

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Vina Ardanza Reserva Rioja 2009

Bodegas La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza Reserva, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2009 On Rioja and its styles (courtesy The Wine Society) This wine: lot No. L.096 T-7 67 332, a blend of 80% tempranillo and 20% garnacha, vinified in … Continue reading

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CVNE Real de Asua Rioja 2010

Campania Vinicola del Norte de Espana, Villalba, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2010 This wine: lot No. L-170905H, a crianza based on varietal tempranillo, with 18 months fermentation in oak vat, and at least a year in bottle, before release; … Continue reading

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Vina Tondonia Rioja 2004

R. Lopez de Heredia, Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja Alta, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2004 This wine: lot No. Lo228, Tondonia is a 170ha vineyard on the western right bank of the river Ebro, on an alluvial clay and limestone soil. … Continue reading

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Vina Bosconia Rioja 2004

Bodegas R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia,Vina Bosconia Reserva, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2004 On Rioja: Rioja Wine Guide, including style descriptions – courtesy of the Wine Society. This wine: lot No. L-9986, traditional style, a blend of 80% … Continue reading

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Vina Tondonia Rioja 2003

R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja Alta, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2003 This wine: lot No. L-0166. Tondonia is a 170ha vineyard on the western right bank of the River Ebro, with alluvial clay and limestone soil. The … Continue reading

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Faustino Edicion Especial 2001

Faustino, Edicion Special, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2001 This wine: lot no. L73549, bottle no. 006789, 18 months ageing in French oak, then 20  months in bottle, before release, so this is a crianza, coated natural cork closure, 13.5% … Continue reading

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