La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Ratings on Delectable

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Toasty. Caramel. Well balanced. Soft tannins. Good young. A winner!

Toasty. Caramel. Well balanced. Soft tannins. Good young. A winner!

9.2

Michael Herzog Delectable Pro

Has to be new American oak. Vanilla, dill, great polished tannins. Nice wine.

Has to be new American oak. Vanilla, dill, great polished tannins. Nice wine.

9.1

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Does this winery ever do wrong? So tasty, and fresh as a daisy. Terrific for the price!

Does this winery ever do wrong? So tasty, and fresh as a daisy. Terrific for the price!

9.4

Liz Hale Delectable Pro

Tasty, needed a decant. Green pepper, fennel, wood.

Tasty, needed a decant. Green pepper, fennel, wood.

9.0

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

Always exceptional. I really admire the 2009 but I would prefer some of the vanillin/coconut American oak character to be a bit more woven into the overall picture. Pure red fruit aromas, exotic cedar and spice, sweet tobacco and a hint of balsamic herb. The freshness and silky tannins are delightful, just wait a few years for the aromatics to come together and resolve some of the younger parts. It’s going to be special.

Always exceptional. I really admire the 2009 but I would prefer some of the vanillin/coconut American oak character to be a bit more woven into the overall picture. Pure red fruit aromas, exotic cedar and spice, sweet tobacco and a hint of balsamic herb. The freshness and silky tannins are delightful, just wait a few years for the aromatics to come together and resolve some of the younger parts. It’s going to be special.

9.3

Lyn Farmer Delectable Pro

Medium garnet with a pronounced aroma of cedar, vanilla, raspberry and cherry. On the palate, high acidity and medium tannins, with oaky notes of butter, dill, cedar and vanilla with some pleasant cherry and cinnamon in the background. Long finish. Very good.

Medium garnet with a pronounced aroma of cedar, vanilla, raspberry and cherry. On the palate, high acidity and medium tannins, with oaky notes of butter, dill, cedar and vanilla with some pleasant cherry and cinnamon in the background. Long finish. Very good.

9.1

Beau Carson Delectable Pro

Always my favorite Rioja. So savory and tertiary.

Always my favorite Rioja. So savory and tertiary.

9.3

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

This is a delicious 10 year old Rioja Reserva. Showing a beautiful nose with lots of flowers. On the palate, red and black fruits with chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf and peppercorn. Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs. Dry and spicy. Long tangy finish with soft tannins. Needs 60 minutes of airtime to open up properly. Robert Parker 93 points. Wine Spectator 90 points. Not fully balanced anymore, but very enjoyable by itself or with food. A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Aged separately for 36 months. 13.5% alcohol by volume. 92 points. $39.

This is a delicious 10 year old Rioja Reserva. Showing a beautiful nose with lots of flowers. On the palate, red and black fruits with chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf and peppercorn. Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs. Dry and spicy. Long tangy finish with soft tannins. Needs 60 minutes of airtime to open up properly. Robert Parker 93 points. Wine Spectator 90 points. Not fully balanced anymore, but very enjoyable by itself or with food. A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Aged separately for 36 months. 13.5% alcohol by volume. 92 points. $39.

9.2

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Tasty Rioja at the best tapas place in all of Durham, NC...Great pair with roasted pig tail with root vegetables and 35 day dry-aged ribeye!

Tasty Rioja at the best tapas place in all of Durham, NC...Great pair with roasted pig tail with root vegetables and 35 day dry-aged ribeye!

9.2

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Nice $30.00 Tempranillo 235, The Wine Advocate The current vintage of one of the flagship wines from La Rioja Alta is the 2009 Viña Ardanza Reserva, the second year it has contained 20% Garnacha grapes from their estate vineyards in La Pedriza in the village of Tudelilla in Rioja Baja. The Tempranillo comes from vineyards averaging 30 years of age in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. The hand-harvested bunches were sorted and put in boxes, transferred to the winery at 14 degrees Celsius to be destemmed and crushed, then the grapes fermented in stainless steel, including malolactic. The two varieties were aged separately, 36 months in used American oak barrels for Tempranillo and 30 months for Garnacha, and racked every six months. I

Nice $30.00 Tempranillo 235, The Wine Advocate The current vintage of one of the flagship wines from La Rioja Alta is the 2009 Viña Ardanza Reserva, the second year it has contained 20% Garnacha grapes from their estate vineyards in La Pedriza in the village of Tudelilla in Rioja Baja. The Tempranillo comes from vineyards averaging 30 years of age in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. The hand-harvested bunches were sorted and put in boxes, transferred to the winery at 14 degrees Celsius to be destemmed and crushed, then the grapes fermented in stainless steel, including malolactic. The two varieties were aged separately, 36 months in used American oak barrels for Tempranillo and 30 months for Garnacha, and racked every six months. I

9.3

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

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

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