R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2009

Ratings on Delectable

Meg Herring Delectable Pro

I’m not normally into “unicorn” wines but an opportunity to get this wine popped up so I took it. Does it live up the hype? To me, yes. Very concentrated floral notes. Rose petals and perfume, sea breeze, orange pith, marzipan, clove, cherry. Gastronomic. Worth trying if you can!

I’m not normally into “unicorn” wines but an opportunity to get this wine popped up so I took it. Does it live up the hype? To me, yes. Very concentrated floral notes. Rose petals and perfume, sea breeze, orange pith, marzipan, clove, cherry. Gastronomic. Worth trying if you can!

9.4

Amy Rehagen Delectable Pro

Unicorn wine.

Unicorn wine.

9.6

Justin Bothur Delectable Pro

So heavy on that 10 Viura but maderized beautiful. Rosy, marzipan, lavender and yet wet earth. Triumphant. Hot as fuck.

So heavy on that 10 Viura but maderized beautiful. Rosy, marzipan, lavender and yet wet earth. Triumphant. Hot as fuck.

9.2

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2009 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rose by Vina Tondonia is an impressive blend of 60% Garnacho with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura. This beautiful Rose wine was aged for four years in American oak and another five years in the bottle. On the nose this opens with bright red fruits with blood orange and wild mushroom that are wrapped around toasty oak in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, revealing a seductive texture and a bright minerality with a brilliant beam of salinity. Remarkably light on its feet, this ‘Gran Reserva’ unveils beautiful red fruits and suggestions of kumquat and teaberry with peat moss undertones. Highly novel and complex, simply put, there is nothing like this wine. While delightful now this will age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 94

The 2009 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rose by Vina Tondonia is an impressive blend of 60% Garnacho with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura. This beautiful Rose wine was aged for four years in American oak and another five years in the bottle. On the nose this opens with bright red fruits with blood orange and wild mushroom that are wrapped around toasty oak in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, revealing a seductive texture and a bright minerality with a brilliant beam of salinity. Remarkably light on its feet, this ‘Gran Reserva’ unveils beautiful red fruits and suggestions of kumquat and teaberry with peat moss undertones. Highly novel and complex, simply put, there is nothing like this wine. While delightful now this will age gracefully for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 94

9.4

Raj Harb

Better bottle than my last though still not the best vintage here. A little cheesy, then nutty. Will drink these sooner rather than later

Better bottle than my last though still not the best vintage here. A little cheesy, then nutty. Will drink these sooner rather than later

9.0

Hanif Perry

You little

You little

9.4

Shafiq Perry

Wow. Wow. Wow. A wine that drinks and smells perfectly. And it’s a rose!

Wow. Wow. Wow. A wine that drinks and smells perfectly. And it’s a rose!

9.7

Morgan Diamant

Even better as it warms, brambly & floral nose, dried strawberries, oloroso nuttiness on the finish. High acidity, mouth filling, long finish great food pairing wine

Even better as it warms, brambly & floral nose, dried strawberries, oloroso nuttiness on the finish. High acidity, mouth filling, long finish great food pairing wine

9.4

Andrew Schirmer

Wine of the night. Oxidative, oak, strawberries, herbs, tremendous finish. Glorious at ten years of age.

Wine of the night. Oxidative, oak, strawberries, herbs, tremendous finish. Glorious at ten years of age.

9.3

Ely Cohn

Fits no category. Clairet may be the closest thing. The color is like nothing you’ve seen before - glowing spiced orange or hot cinnamon candies. Maria Lopez de Heredia calls it onion skin. There is, of course, oxidation and it’s so well interwoven that it feels natural, part of the wine's process. Salted caramel granny smith apple and apricots and sweet peaches and briny sherry vinegar. And unimaginably light on its feet and chatty, just like Maria. Drink at cellar temp and over a few days. And yes, lives up to the hype.

Fits no category. Clairet may be the closest thing. The color is like nothing you’ve seen before - glowing spiced orange or hot cinnamon candies. Maria Lopez de Heredia calls it onion skin. There is, of course, oxidation and it’s so well interwoven that it feels natural, part of the wine's process. Salted caramel granny smith apple and apricots and sweet peaches and briny sherry vinegar. And unimaginably light on its feet and chatty, just like Maria. Drink at cellar temp and over a few days. And yes, lives up to the hype.

9.5

Location

  • 32 Westchester Ave.
    Pound Ridge, NY 10576

  • Hours:
    Monday - Closed
    Tuesday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday - 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday - 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Sunday - Noon - 5:00pm

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.