R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

$46

Lopez is the finest producer of traditional, age-worthy Rioja. Their wines are legendary and still made the way they were when the winery was founded over 130 years ago. As is their tradition, the '04 Tondonia Reserva was released 10 years after the harvest.andnbsp;A rarity in Rioja, Lopez only bottles fruit from vineyards that they own and farm.andnbsp;The farming is organic and the winemaking is super old-school. Native yeast, spontaneous ferments and then elevage in old barrels for extended periods of time. This Reserva is made up of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, and 10% Graciano and Mazuelo. It was aged 6 years in barrel and then 4 years in bottle before it was released. To be able to buy a wine of this quality and pedigreeandnbsp;for under $50 is just remarkable.

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Ordered off a wine list. Nice bright dark reddish brick color. Almost opaque. Fun nose. Notes of bing cherry, cedar, earth and a little menthol. Rich and sharp in the mouth. This needed air to come around. Still a baby.

Ordered off a wine list. Nice bright dark reddish brick color. Almost opaque. Fun nose. Notes of bing cherry, cedar, earth and a little menthol. Rich and sharp in the mouth. This needed air to come around. Still a baby.

9.3

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

A warm berried nose with soft oak and a gameyness. On the palate, a bit of sour cherry, blackberry and a whiff of licorice. Lovely balance with a long life ahead

A warm berried nose with soft oak and a gameyness. On the palate, a bit of sour cherry, blackberry and a whiff of licorice. Lovely balance with a long life ahead

9.2

Jason Li Delectable Pro

Bright and concentrated. Powerful alcohol and full bodied. Got some acidity on palate

Bright and concentrated. Powerful alcohol and full bodied. Got some acidity on palate

8.6

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

From a mag. Magnificent structure. Smells like barolo on the nose... petroleum, acidic fruit, roses. Big tannin and acid, both tasting quite old, but this has so much life in it. After a five hour decant, this is bursting with earth, dynamic acidity, tar, and herbs. A consistently amazing wine.

From a mag. Magnificent structure. Smells like barolo on the nose... petroleum, acidic fruit, roses. Big tannin and acid, both tasting quite old, but this has so much life in it. After a five hour decant, this is bursting with earth, dynamic acidity, tar, and herbs. A consistently amazing wine.

9.5

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

Slightly more oak than I remembered last time. Acidity is pretty high. Need some time to open but really classic and drinking well.

Slightly more oak than I remembered last time. Acidity is pretty high. Need some time to open but really classic and drinking well.

9.1

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

Classic Rioja. Dill and coconut. Very young. Bone dry. Long finish

Classic Rioja. Dill and coconut. Very young. Bone dry. Long finish

9.3

Seth Morgen Long Delectable Pro

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

Singing beautifully, thanks Jeff

Singing beautifully, thanks Jeff

9.4

Adam Crane Delectable Pro

I bought a case of these half bottles for weekday drinking. Almost gone, will buy more! Truly one of the best values in the wine world!

I bought a case of these half bottles for weekday drinking. Almost gone, will buy more! Truly one of the best values in the wine world!

9.2

Kyle Gabriel Delectable Pro

Hello, old friend

Hello, old friend

9.5

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Earth driven, dense and a tad primary but very elegant and lush. These may be the best QPR wines on the planet.

Earth driven, dense and a tad primary but very elegant and lush. These may be the best QPR wines on the planet.

9.4

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm
    Saturday: 12pm-6pm

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