Rioja

    Franco-Espanolas “Rioja Bordon”: Rioja, With Its Roots Showing

    …Just a day ago, I received a shipment of what I thought would turn out to be a bottle for my upcoming Fall Value Spirits Round-Up. It felt like a large-format bottle but, when I opened it, there sat a bottle of wine. Spanish wine. Rioja. A Reserva, 2008 vintage. Hmmmm….. Engrossed as I am in the Spirits Round-Up, if this had been any other style…

    2 readers - By The Pour Fool

    Wineaux of the Goddess - August Meeting - Rioja...

    …It was getting down to the wire and the Goddess of Wine had still not decided on a wine region to taste, so she thought, "Well, we haven't visited Spain in a while..." and chose Rioja. The group of tasters included First Acolyte JD (new Twitter handle @gowacolyteone), hostess-with-the-mostest Xochitl Maiman, Michelle McCue, Debra Bizek, and lovely-person-we-hadn't-seen-in-way-too-long, Amelia…

    5 readers - By Goddess of Wine

    2009 Bodegas Muga Selección Especial Ripe red cherries,...

    …2009 Bodegas Muga Selección Especial Ripe red cherries, blackberries, dried cranberries, and raspberries. Savory serrano ham note. Cloves and cardamom. Bourbon vanilla. 4/5 bones $$$ Tempranillo (some Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano) 14% abv Rioja, SPAIN…

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Rose, Bodegas Muga, Rioja DOCa, Spain, 2013, 12.5% abv, C$18.00

    … Summer is meant for rose wine – or is it the other way around?  I often wonder why rose is not called ‘pink’ wine in English – we have white and red, so why not pink? This pink wine is fresh, juicy and suits summer just fine.  It’s from the Rioja Alta in northern Spain and gets its pretty medium shade of salmon from macerating on the skins…

    2 readers - By winellama

    Juan Carlos Sancha Ad Libitum Monastel 2012

    … Part of a mixed bag of wines recently purchased from Eurocentric. This wine is made from Monastel de Rioja which, as far as I can make out, is a native variety of Rioja planted in relatively small quantities and allowed as part of the region’s red wines only as of 2007 (according to this press release, anyway). Juan Carlos Sancha has grown these…

    6 readers - By Full Pour

    Tasting notes

    …. Layered, tobacco leaves and a pleasing playfulness. Textured and full, an emphatic Yes. Berberana Rioja Gran Reserve 1958. Mahogany. Nuts and raisins on the nose, fruit cake, leather boots and forest floor. There is a definite whiff of decomposition, but its sweet and not fetid. Soft to open, there's little resistance, only a soft and fading glow. Respect. Image: to be found in the Louvre. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

    8 readers - By Wino sapien

    Cune Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain

    …On the richer side of rosé, but none the worse for that. Cune Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain (£9.49 Majestic, Dunedin Wines, Refreshers, Ellies Cellars, Hailsham Cellars, Fountainhall Wines, winedirect.co.uk) Deep strawberry pink in colour, and maintains the red berry theme with juicy fruit (fresh and slightly cooked), with notes of spice, fresh vanilla and honey, […]…

    1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    Quick Sip: Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva. Rioja is a significant wine region located in northern Spain with a viticultural history that dates back centuries. The region is best known for its delicious Tempranillo-based blends, which can include amounts of Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo…

    4 readers - By My Vine Spot

    Let The Games Begin!

    … to open a Spanish bottle seeing as how Spain is the defending champion and is entering this World Cup as one of the favourites. I know that Spanish wines are certainly a favourite around this household. 1627. 2003 Bodegas Roda - Roda I Reserva (Rioja DOC - Spain) I'm thinking that the Spanish Soccer Federation spares no expense when it comes…

    5 readers - By 2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey

    Foodie Paradise from Rioja to Portland

    …, but soon enough I was introduced to the hustle and bustle of the Spanish way when I stepped foot in Rioja. RIOJA Rioja has a beauty to it, a simplicity to it, a way of capturing your heart and soul with not only the love of wine by its inhabitants, but also with their love of food and, ultimately, of life. This is why I called this place home for two…

    By Sacred Drop Channel