Posts tagged "Tempranillo"
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.  
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 Tabla Riojana @ Union Square Wines.

La Tabla Riojana @ Union Square Wines.

My wine buddy Aaron and I had been off the wine trail lately.  Sometimes that is just the way it goes.  Out of the blue, something sprang up that was a bit unexpected:  a wine tasting event where one could be well fed, compare wines from one of the greatest wine regions in the world,...
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:  R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

Notes from Rioja: R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

It is hard to know even where to begin, but we found ourselves on the road to Rioja mostly because of one thing:  R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia.  The most old school of old school Rioja producers.  And one of the most traditional wineries in the world.  The aura around this winery, it’s wines,...