Rioja

Rioja

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While the best Spanish wine is subjective to ones taste, one could argue that the Rioja wine region is the most well-known and important.

In Spain wine regions have certain rules and regulations that are similar to those in France or Italy. The Rioja wine region is one of two in Spain with the highest classification of quality assurance called the Denominación de Origen Calificada (D.O.C.) or "Qualified Appellation of Origin".

Red Rioja wine is typically based on the Tempranillo grape with Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo and Graziano usually in a supporting role. White Rioja wines are typically made from the native Viura grape although Verdejo and international varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are permitted. The use of oak aging in the Rioja wine region traditionally begins with the use of American oak barrels. The aging process of these wines is indicated on the bottle in several ways:

  • Rioja (formerly "joven"): This is a young wine that sees very little or sometimes no oak aging.
  • Crianza: One year aging in barrel, and additional months aging in bottle.
  • Reserva: Wines see a minimum of one year in barrel and with bottle aging must be three years old before release.
  • Grand Reserva: Wines see a minimum of two years in barrel and three years of bottle aging.
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  1. Cune Rioja Made with Organic Grapes

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#55207

    RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    There is a new organic red, the debut of which is the 2019 Cune Organic, a blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from external suppliers. That’s quite an unusual blend for them, as they tend to use more Tempranillo, and it brings a different combination of freshness and power. The grapes were handpicked and fermented separately by variety with indigenous yeasts, and the wine matured in used 300-liter oak barrels for six months. I nearly fell off my chair when I put my nose in the glass, as the wine screamed GARNACHA — but traditional Garnacha at its floral and herbal best, with the sweet cherry fruit, red licorice and the chalky tannins from the limestone soils. It’s balanced, tasty and juicy, truly delicious. The idea is to eventually produce this wine with their own grapes, as they are moving toward organic farming and removed herbicides years ago. They have never released a wine like this or such a young red. Amazing young Garnacha for the by-the-glass market. Bravo! 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2020.
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    Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Garnacha

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    Organic: Made with organic grapes

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  2. Izadi Selección

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#53971

    SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
    This rich red marries power and grace, with ripe plum and blackberry fruit, while toast, loamy earth and mineral notes add depth. Well-integrated tannins support the thick texture, while firm acidity keeps it fresh. Harmonious and deep. Drink now through 2030. 10,240 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.
    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    A firm, silky red with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Some black olives, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with racy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  3. Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#49703

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, August 2, 2018
    A tight red with a dense palate of dark berries and chocolate. Full and reserved, yet polished and energetic. Give it two years to soften. Drink in 2020.
    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2019
    Deep ruby. Smoky-accented cherry, blackcurrant and coconut aromas are sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper that adds spicy lift. Push and broad in the mouth, offering sweet dark fruit liqueur and oak spice flavors that slowly tighten up on the back half. Finishes creamy and appealingly sweet, with rounded tannins coming in late to add framework and gentle grip.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 90% Tempranillo

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  4. La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904

    2011 / 750 ml. | Item#52767

    JS9696 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    Lovely dried red fruit, such as plums with just a hint of prunes. Cedar, walnut and leather undertones. Full-bodied with lots of fruit, considering its age, as well as hints of smoke, tobacco, bark and black tea. Some balsamic at the finish. Traditionally styled with lovely results. Drink or hold.
    VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2020
    The 2011 Rioja Gran Reserva 904 has been one of my go-to cuvées since my earliest days as a wine lover. This latest release is a blend of 60-year-old Tempranillo from Briñas, Rodenzo and Villalba (89%) and the remainder Graciano from the Montecillo vineyard. Fully de-stemmed and aged for 54 months in American oak, it was bottled in November 2016. This is more reticent and less forthcoming on the nose compared to the Viña Ardanza, gradually unfolding to reveal enticing scents of raspberry, crushed strawberry, warm leather, terra cotta and a touch of meat juice. This needed more decanting than the Ardanza. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine-grained tannins, and ultra-smooth in terms of texture. Layers of red fruit laced with clove, sprigs of fresh mint and blood orange dovetail into a soy-tinged finish that you expect to fan out, though it declines; it needs maybe another 12–18 months to really show what it is capable of. Magnificent.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  5. El Coto Rioja Crianza

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#51371

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    A rich, fruity red with plum, light chocolate and vanilla character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with round, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.
    WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 12/20
    This wine’s fresh anise scent has the underlying earthiness of tripe, and it would be pretty delicious with a bowl of tripe braised in red wine. It offers the kind of richness without weight that allows the fragrant peppery and cherry-skin flavors to last through the dark, earthy tannins, a little bitter, a little oaky, but cool in the end.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  6. Señorío de P. Peciña Rioja Cosecha

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#53549

    RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    The juicy and chewy unoaked red 2019 Señorío de P. Peciña Cosecha Tinto has bright ripe fruit and an earthy touch, a medium body and soft tannins that give it a supple texture. It’s a blend of Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha and 2% Graciano fermented with indigenous yeasts and kept in tank until bottling. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2020.
    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Jun 2020
    Vivid scarlet. Pungent red berry, blood orange and floral scents pick up a spicy topnote with air. Juicy and well-concentrated but lively as well, offering sappy strawberry, cherry and orange pith flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Finishes long and smooth, with repeating florality and a gently sweet red fruit note.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  8. Bozeto de Exopto

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#53740

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    A creamy, full-bodied red with plum and berry character. Nice purity of fruit to this. It’s full-bodied and layered with polish and beauty. Lovely tannins here. Drink or hold.
    RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    The red 2019 Bozeto de Exopto is a blend of 50% Tempranillo from Ábalos with the Mediterranean touch of 40% Garnacha and 10% Graciano from Alfaro to add freshness. He wants the wine to express the Garnacha character, and it does but in a subtler way than if it was a varietal bottling. But all the grapes seem nicely integrated and complement each other. The wine fermented in a combination of stainless steel, concrete vats and used barriques, where it matured for six months. 2019 is a warmer, Mediterranean vintage, and the wine is soft and approachable, juicy and fruit driven. 75,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019, earlier than in cooler years.
    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
    Saturated ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented dark berry, cherry and licorice scents are complicated by suggestions of violet and mocha. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering blackberry and cherry cola flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes smoky, smooth and long, with velvety tannins and repeating dark fruit and licorice notes.
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    Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: 50% Garnacha

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  9. Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Crianza

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#53410

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, November 2, 2020
    Sweet blackberry, blueberry and bark aromas follow through to a full body with a compact palate of medium, round and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drinkable now, but better with a year of bottle age.
    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
    Dark ruby. Oak-spiced cherry and blackberry scents are complemented by suggestions of pipe tobacco and mocha. Fleshy and seamless in the mouth, offering juicy red and fruit and floral pastille flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. In an accessible, open-knit style, finishing long and smooth, with even tannins sneaking in late.
    SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2020
    This solid red is reserved but shows good density, with black cherry and plum flavors mingling with notes of loamy earth, anise and tar, backed by firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano. Drink now through 2027. 60,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  10. Palacios Remondo La Montesa

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#53228

    RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Jun 2019
    The 2017 La Montesa is mostly Garnacha with some 8% other red varieties and comes from a warm and dry year that saw a very early harvest, up to 20 days earlier than usual. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrique for 12 months. It feels very Mediterranean, with notes of Mediterranean herbs and ripe berries. It’s juicy and lush, round and very pleasant, easy to drink. 670,000 bottles produced and will be labeled organic, very remarkable for such volume. It was bottled in May 2019.
    VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
    Limpid ruby. Expressive red and blue fruit, spicecake and floral scents pick up a hint of succulent herbs with air. Juicy, expansive boysenberry, cherry cola and candied rose flavors deepen through the midpalate. Shows very good depth and energy and closes sweet, spicy and long, with discreet tannins adding gentle grip.
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    Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Garnacha

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  11. Río Madre Rioja Graciano

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#55602

    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
    Inky ruby. Blackberry, cherry pit, pungent flowers and a hint of olive on the fragrant nose. Gently chewy and fleshy in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that take a spicy turn through the midpalate. Smooth tannins come in late to add shape to the long, smoke- and spice-tinged finish.
    SP8686 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2021
    Crushed red plum and kirsch flavors are backed by a tangy acidity in this broad, fresh red, with supple tannins encasing the graphite, anise and herb elements on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 7,500 cases made, 6,500 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Graciano | All Grapes: 100% Graciano

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  13. Izadi Blanco

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#55834

    RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2020
    The surprising white 2019 Blanco has all the white grapes you can imagine — Garnacha Blanca, Maturana Blanca, Torrontés, Viura, Malvasía and Tempranillo Blanco — fermented in different vessels, while in the past it contained less varieties and was all barrel fermented. I think this has increased the complexity and nuance and lowered the effect of the oak in the wine. It comes through as balsamic with even some minty notes and quite fresh and vibrant, clean and tasty, with a dry finish. 24,681 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.
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    Primary Grape: Macabeo | All Grapes: 65% Viura

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  14. La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890

    2005 / 750 ml. | Item#53423

    VN9797 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
    Shimmering garnet. Aromas of dried cherry, potpourri, vanilla, cigar box and exotic spices; a smoky mineral quality builds in the glass. Sweet, concentrated and seamless on the palate, offering cherry compote, red currant and rose pastille flavors that put on weight and pick up a spicy nuance on the back half. Conveys a suave blend of power and delicacy and closes sweet and gently tannic, with superb persistence and an echo of candied flowers and red fruits. This bottling and the 2001 are the only Selección Especial versions of the 890 Gran Reserva that have been produced by La Rioja Alta.
    RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Jun 2019
    I tasted the 2005 Gran Reserva 890 again, and I liked it better this time than in my previous review, even if I normally like the Gran Reserva 904 better than this bottling, as I find it better balanced. I tend to feel less energy in this wine, as it spends a very long time in barrel, six years in this case. 2005 was an excellent vintage, and they implemented some improvements in the harvest, introducing 350-kilo boxes and refrigerated transport to the winery, which they think provides better grapes and potentially better quality of the wines. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins have mostly melted, and it has lively acidity that lift the wine up. This is a very classical and polished Rioja. 57,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2012.
    SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2018
    Cedar and sandalwood aromas give way to flavors of tea, tobacco, dried cherry, forest floor and orange peel in this expressive red. Round on the palate, supported by muscular tannins and juicy acidity. Big but graceful, mature yet lively, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2030. 4,753 cases made.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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    2018 Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection | #4

    Wine Spectator Top 100 selection - 2018 | #4

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  15. Marques de Cáceres Excellens

    Rioja Cuvée Especial
    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#52428

    SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2020
    A sleek texture carries bold flavors in this expressive red. Espresso, clove and black tea notes mingle with black cherry, graphite and mint elements, supported by firm tannins and lively acidity. Harmonious, with good depth. Drink now through 2032. 20,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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