White

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia

Viura

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja

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Community Tasting Note

  • VTCellarDweller Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 13, 2015 - This was taken from storage at 48F and opened for a light airing while allowing it to come up to ~57F. It was served with chicken provencal, porcini saffron risotto, oven roasted asparagus, and finished with a selection of Spanish and Vermont cheeses.
    This was exquisite with our dinner. It is a distinctive style of white wine that you will love or detest, but never feel indefinite about. It is a wine that needs food and will find few friends as a solo sipper.
    The angular, lightly oxidative, oaky, saline aspects provided a fascinating counterpoint to the green apple, lemon rind, beeswax, vanilla, honey, marcona almond group. With a solid weighty mouthfeel, it seemed very precise, energetic, and well balanced with a finish that slowly trailed off. This was my second bottle of this and I am smitten. Priced ~ $25, it is an outstanding value………if you like this stye.

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2 Comments

  • Tim Heaton commented:

    4/13/15, 10:22 AM - Great note, Jim. Great wine.

  • sweetstuff commented:

    6/19/16, 11:28 PM - I do, especially with some real age on it. Been a while since any came my way, however. This is the real classic of classic Riojas!

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