Posts tagged "La Rioja Alta"
La Rioja Alta:  Viña Ardanza 2000 & Viña Alberdi 2005

La Rioja Alta: Viña Ardanza 2000 & Viña Alberdi 2005

Every time I open a bottle of wine from La Rioja Alta I am reminded that they are not only one of my favorite bodegas in Rioja, but one of the finest in the world.  The level of character and consistency is to be admired and trusted.  These facts were confirmed when I recently checked...
Maria Jose Lopéz de Heredia @ USQ

Maria Jose Lopéz de Heredia @ USQ

Enough has been said here about the wines of Lopéz de Heredia (at least for now!), so I will let Maria Jose speak about her family bodega.  Filmed on location at Union Square Wines:  Ladies and Gents, Maria Jose Lopéz de Heredia.  
The Classic Rioja Bodegas of Haro

The Classic Rioja Bodegas of Haro

It had been a minute since I had organized a wine dinner or tasting.  The last one was over a year ago and then some, and it was focused on classic Rioja.  With that in mind I put together a tasting with friends of the classic Rioja Bodegas which are based around the old railway...
Classic Rioja Trinity

Classic Rioja Trinity

We made up a big paella with some friends and I decided to open the trinity of classic Rioja producers.  That is, a Crianza, a Reserva, and a Gran Reserva from what are, in my humble opinion, the three most traditional producers in Rioja.  The king of all classic Rioja producers is undoubtedly López de...
La Rioja Alta:  Viña Alberdi 2003/2005

La Rioja Alta: Viña Alberdi 2003/2005

La Rioja Alta is one of my favorite bodegas in all of Rioja.  They are one of the classic Rioja producers, located in the seat of classic Rioja in Haro, Spain.  Viña Alberdi is their entry level wine.  Sold in the U.S. as a Reserva and as a Crianza in Spain, it is their Crianza...
Postcards from 1989.

Postcards from 1989.

1989, the number.  Some of us were there.  Chuck D was there.  And these little beauties from Barolo and Rioja were born.  And now there gone.  But, they were great.  I will remember them fondly because they were the wines we drank on my birthday this year.  I was lucky enough to share these with...
2001 Rioja Especiales!  La Rioja Alta & Marqués de Murrieta

2001 Rioja Especiales! La Rioja Alta & Marqués de Murrieta

2001 was a great year in Rioja.  At least two notable Bodegas, La Rioja Alta and Maqués de Murrieta, decided to release Reserva and Gran Reserva Especial bottlings.  In this particular case I am not sure whether the difference between Reserva and Gran Reserva is even worth noting, as the Marqués de Murrieta 2001 Gran...
Notes from Rioja:  La Rioja Alta S.A.

Notes from Rioja: La Rioja Alta S.A.

Situated by the old train station in Haro in Rioja, La Rioja Alta is one of the classic Rioja bodegas.  Admittedly, it has been one of my favorite Rioja producers since first trying a bottle of Viña Ardanza, one of their several bottlings.  La Rioja Alta holds a great reputation here in the United States,...
Rioja Reserva Roundup

Rioja Reserva Roundup

I am pretty much a Rioja fanatic. This much is true (cue Spandow Ballet).  It may not be Barolo, but it’s from Spain and I like it a lot.   So here is a little roundup of a bunch of Reservas that I have picked up recently.  La Rioja Alta has been a favorite since...