Vina Alarde Rioja Reserva

Vina Alarde Rioja Reserva

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome and makes you want nothing more I try different Spanish wine since my family is from Spain and have drank many kinds while in Spain. This is the first red that I have bought in the state that doesn't cost an arm and two legs that makes me feel that I'm in Spain drinking the wine straight from keg. Don't buy it cause I want it for myself. LOL June 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2007 vintage I'm on the fence about this one - I can't decide whether to give it four or five stars. Nice color. The nose seems to need a little time to open up - when it does, it is of light to medium intensity with nice complexity - a nice blend of fruit and oak. In the mouth it is nicely balanced with light to medium body - very satisfying - smooth tannins - flavors mirror the nose with the blend of fruit and oak. I like it better than the other two Rioja Reservas that I have recently reviewed. "Nice" seems to be frequently popping up in this review, and this is, indeed, a nice wine. Split the difference and give it four and a half stars. A word about how I use these five star ratings - I recognize that people have wildly different tastes, and I recognize that there are many different styles of winemaking for each variety of grape. I also recognize that most bottles of wine have been well crafted. That said, it is unlikely that we will encounter a truly bad bottle of bad wine, but it is inevitable that we will encounter wines that are not to our taste. Just because I don't like a wine does not mean it is a bad wine - it will appeal to someone. When I give a wine five stars, it means that I liked it, it met my expectations, and I will buy it again. If a wine does not meet my expectations, yet seems to be well made, I will probably give it three stars, and explain why the wine was not as I expected. I will also leave a comment so that you might determine if the wine will appeal to your taste. February 7, 2014
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Intense, Plum, Mineral, Earth, Medium-bodied

Rioja, Spain- This earthy red offers aromas and flavors of intensity, incorporating plum, other red fruit and hints of mineralality. This wine presents a full range of pleasant sensations in both the nose and mouth.

Product Information

Country/State Spain
Region Rioja
Type Red Wine
Varietal Tempranillo
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