La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Ricardo Bohn Goncalves

Py Abr21

Py Abr21

9.3

Ricardo Bohn Goncalves

Mar21

Mar21

9.3

Kelly Hwang

2014. Nice acidity. Great value.

2014. Nice acidity. Great value.

9.2

Colin Cahoon

Beautiful nose of raspberry, plum, leather, and spice. The palate explodes with ripe red fruit, caramel, cocoa, black tea, leather, American oak, plum, and tobacco. Medium alcohol, medium plus tannins, and high acid. Incredible bang for the buck.

Beautiful nose of raspberry, plum, leather, and spice. The palate explodes with ripe red fruit, caramel, cocoa, black tea, leather, American oak, plum, and tobacco. Medium alcohol, medium plus tannins, and high acid. Incredible bang for the buck.

9.3

Iwan

May be the highest QPR of any wine. Regardless of price, thoroughly delightful. I’ll happily drink anything from La Rioja Alta any day.

May be the highest QPR of any wine. Regardless of price, thoroughly delightful. I’ll happily drink anything from La Rioja Alta any day.

9.1

Jacob Petersen

2013 had a cheap cork that couldn’t be opened with a regular cork screw. 2014 corrected that, but those nickels had to be saved somewhere else. I’m a BIG fan of this wine, but this vintage is in question. I absolutely believe they’re using some sort of artificial vanilla and oak. Something is going on here because it tastes nothing like that past 6 vintages before it. That classic La Alta trademark palette has changed and it’s not because it’s a different vintage. It tastes artificial, no way else to explain it. Something is going on. Too bad.

2013 had a cheap cork that couldn’t be opened with a regular cork screw. 2014 corrected that, but those nickels had to be saved somewhere else. I’m a BIG fan of this wine, but this vintage is in question. I absolutely believe they’re using some sort of artificial vanilla and oak. Something is going on here because it tastes nothing like that past 6 vintages before it. That classic La Alta trademark palette has changed and it’s not because it’s a different vintage. It tastes artificial, no way else to explain it. Something is going on. Too bad.

8.9

Hernan Hernandez

Red fruit flavors of strawberry and plum. Nice oak flavors but still has a good balance of body with it. I really like this wine with food and by itself.

Red fruit flavors of strawberry and plum. Nice oak flavors but still has a good balance of body with it. I really like this wine with food and by itself.

9.5

David D

Vanilla, leather, cola, baked cherries, rounded acids, relatively mellow tannins. From Shawn’s.

Vanilla, leather, cola, baked cherries, rounded acids, relatively mellow tannins. From Shawn’s.

8.9

Mark

Smooth, dry, just a bit of tannin.

Smooth, dry, just a bit of tannin.

8.9

Zach Kouwe

Very drinkable, almost mistook it for Sangiovese. Very slight tannins and overall nice and well balanced fruit.

Very drinkable, almost mistook it for Sangiovese. Very slight tannins and overall nice and well balanced fruit.

9.0

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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