Category Archives: spain la rioja

La Rioja Alta Vina Arana 2011

La Rioja Alta S.A., Vina Arana, Reserva, DOCa Rioja, Haro, La Rioja, Spain, 2011 On Rioja and its styles (courtesy of The Wine Society). This wine: lot No. L-115/S9 (on front label), a tempranillo dominated blend, with mazuelo (aka carinena, … Continue reading

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La Rioja Alta Ardanza 2009

La Rioja Alta S.A., Vina Ardanza, Reserva, DOCa Rioja, Labastida, La Rioja, Spain, 2009 On Rioja and its styles (courtesy of The Wine Society). This wine: lot No. L096 T-7 67 320 (below capsule), a blend of 80% tempranillo with … Continue reading

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Artadi Rioja Alavesa 2010

Bodegas y Vinedos Artadi, Pagos Viejos, DOCa Rioja, Rioja Alavesa, La Rioja, Spain, 2010 Briefly, on Rioja, its sub-regions and wine styles (courtesy of the Wine Society). This wine: lot No. L12208-PV (below back label), varietal tempranillo (aka in Spain … 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. Lo223 (on back label), Tondonia is a 170ha vineyard on the western right bank of the river Ebro, on an alluvial … Continue reading

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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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