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

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

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

Kyle Gabriel Delectable Pro

Hello, old friend

Hello, old friend

9.5

Cassidy Stirtz Delectable Pro

Lovely, supple flavour and a light body. Purple fruit and spice.

Lovely, supple flavour and a light body. Purple fruit and spice.

8.9

Philip Carpenter Delectable Pro

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

Aged Rioja is so crazy. Perfectly inline. Great place.

Aged Rioja is so crazy. Perfectly inline. Great place.

10

Adam Rbe

Always a good bet. This one was slightly more reticent than others I've had recently, as well as having more aged/secondary characteristics. Still an amazing wine for the price.

Always a good bet. This one was slightly more reticent than others I've had recently, as well as having more aged/secondary characteristics. Still an amazing wine for the price.

8.9

Vito Sergio Parente Delectable Pro

One for the ages, paired with ramen at Bar Terra

One for the ages, paired with ramen at Bar Terra

9.4

Beau Carson Delectable Pro

It's Tondonia. No explanation needed.

It's Tondonia. No explanation needed.

9.5

Casey Curbow Delectable Pro

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

A ripeness walking the tightrope between power and elegance.

A ripeness walking the tightrope between power and elegance.

9.3

Location

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

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

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