R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Our fair and humble state just received our meager allocation of this elusive wine just before the holidays and I swooped up a couple bottles for myself with plans to drink one early and cellar the other. This bottle was a not part of those plans. No, this bottle was generously offered by the Somm at V. Mertz for just a fraction over retail which was fantastic because now I could try the wine and not feel obligated to dip into my own bottles! In the words of Charlie Sheen, “Winning!” The color of copper River salmon at the core and an almost orange color at the rim. The nose was predominately blood orange and grapefruit with some red cherries for good measure. On the palate, cherries, citrus, and fruit pound cake, no cap. Incredible texture with the sensation almost that of a weighted blanket of flavor for the tongue which, is somewhat of a mind trick since you expect something much lighter due to the color. The finish is oh so long and oh so lovely. A lovely, if not singular Rosé that happened to be a perfect pairing with lunch.

Our fair and humble state just received our meager allocation of this elusive wine just before the holidays and I swooped up a couple bottles for myself with plans to drink one early and cellar the other. This bottle was a not part of those plans. No, this bottle was generously offered by the Somm at V. Mertz for just a fraction over retail which was fantastic because now I could try the wine and not feel obligated to dip into my own bottles! In the words of Charlie Sheen, “Winning!” The color of copper River salmon at the core and an almost orange color at the rim. The nose was predominately blood orange and grapefruit with some red cherries for good measure. On the palate, cherries, citrus, and fruit pound cake, no cap. Incredible texture with the sensation almost that of a weighted blanket of flavor for the tongue which, is somewhat of a mind trick since you expect something much lighter due to the color. The finish is oh so long and oh so lovely. A lovely, if not singular Rosé that happened to be a perfect pairing with lunch.

9.3

Justin Bothur Delectable Pro

Red and yellow flowers, strawberry cream, touch of hazelnut and marshmallow... slightly oxidized character...interested to see if this develops further.

Red and yellow flowers, strawberry cream, touch of hazelnut and marshmallow... slightly oxidized character...interested to see if this develops further.

8.9

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Physically Distanced

Physically Distanced

9.6

Josh Morgenthau Delectable Pro

Pretty copper ruby color. Smells like old rioja! But clarified. Cherry taffy and pink and purple flowers on the nose. Also, minerals. Palate is packed with intense flavor. It is oxidized, bright, full bodied, fruity and metallic. Finish is a true progression, like a sherry. This is so delicious! Electric

Pretty copper ruby color. Smells like old rioja! But clarified. Cherry taffy and pink and purple flowers on the nose. Also, minerals. Palate is packed with intense flavor. It is oxidized, bright, full bodied, fruity and metallic. Finish is a true progression, like a sherry. This is so delicious! Electric

9.7

Alvaro Bustillos

Lic estu mfs omar y saul

Lic estu mfs omar y saul

9.3

Andrew Schirmer

Strawberry cream, brininess, slight oxidation, very long mid-palate, herbal, really a joy to drink. Prefer the blanco which is more accessible and ageworthy, but it would be fun to see this with some more bottle age. Delicious & serious.

Strawberry cream, brininess, slight oxidation, very long mid-palate, herbal, really a joy to drink. Prefer the blanco which is more accessible and ageworthy, but it would be fun to see this with some more bottle age. Delicious & serious.

9.4

Hanibal

Always a special wine to have....this was perfect in one of the last outside BBQ for this season

Always a special wine to have....this was perfect in one of the last outside BBQ for this season

9.2

Hanibal

Every time i drink this i am in awe...a rosé that causes you to think...rarely happens to me before

Every time i drink this i am in awe...a rosé that causes you to think...rarely happens to me before

9.2

Hanibal

The best rose i have ever had...so layered. Very good and i don't like rosé wines in general !

The best rose i have ever had...so layered. Very good and i don't like rosé wines in general !

9.2

itsericmueller

Such a unique wine that screams for food. Tastes more like a red than a rosé.

Such a unique wine that screams for food. Tastes more like a red than a rosé.

9.2

Location

  • 600 Washington St.
    New York, NY 10014

  • Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 10-8
    Sat. 11-8
    Sun. Closed

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