Tag Archives: Rioja

A delicious no-nonesense Rioja

Life does not have to be over-complicated, instead of fretting over every little thing that we are planning to do, we should just enjoy. The 2010 CVNE Crianza affords this possibility. So full of fruit and vitalilty, this one simply goes down easily. Made from 80% Tempranillo, 20% Granacha tinta … More

Tags: cune, cvne, grilled lamb, Rioja, spanishwines tinto
Categories: 90 under $20, Wine Recommendations
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International Tempranillo Day

November 8th marks the second annual celebration of #TempranilloDay. And what a perfect day to celebrate a grape that produces wine so reminicent of fall.

So what do you know about Tempranillo? Here are a few facts.

- It’s the 4th most planted grape in the world
- … More

Tags: Rioja, spain, tempranillo
Categories: Wine Education
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Staff Pick: La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

Wine: La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001
Reviewer: Rachel
Rating: 4 Stars

Review: What do you get when you have a Rioja that’s sexy, earthy, spicy with a long, lasting finishing for only $30? A killer wine that I personally want to stock up on. This Rioja … More

Tags: Rioja, staff pick, tempranillo
Categories: Staff Picks
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WineShopper Tasting Notes

A few of the Wine.com staff got together to taste some of this week’s WineShopper wines. Here’s what they had to say:

Geyser Peak 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Kristin: A little restrained at first but opens up nicely with some lush berry flavors, nicely integrated tannins and oak – how can More

Tags: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, Rioja, wineshopper
Categories: What We're Drinking, WineShopper
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