La Rioja Tasting at Haskell's, Minnetonka

Haskells, Minnetonka

Tasted October 25, 2018 by 3daywinereview.com with 122 views

Introduction

Great free tasting at Haskell's Minnetonka. Better than most paid tastings in town.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

White
2017 Lagar de Cervera Albariño Rías Baixas Spain, Galicia, Rías Baixas
91 points
Here we go. I ow there are some really good Albarino's out there and this is one of them. Laser focused acidity. Floral, spice, stone fruit and minerals. Medium plus finish and complex wine. Excellent value!
Red
2014 Torre de Oña Rioja Finca San Martin Crianza Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
85 points
Lots of oak which gets in the way of the fruit. Earth and a buttery finish. Just needs time and hopefully it will settle down. Drink 2021 and beyond.
Red
2012 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Alberdi Reserva Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
90 points
Really liked this wine. Juicy fruit, wood, subtle dill and leather. Really dry wine and classic Rioja style. Drink now to 2024.
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Red
2009 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Arana Reserva Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
91 points
Balanced wine with wood, leather, raspberries and a nice rustic edge to it. Very dry style like the 2012 and medium finish. Good acidity and well made wine. Drink now to 2023.
Red
2008 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
92 points
Leather, mineral, spice, wood and cherry. Quite balanced and showing well again tonight. This wine is hitting its peak. While aging is an option it is drinking great right now. Drink now to 2020.
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Red
2007 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
91 points
2nd time sampling this wine in the past 2 weeks. Dill, bright fruits, wood, leather and soy. Complex and packed with potential. This showing was not as good as the last time I had it. Hold for a few years or give it a heavy decant. Drink 2020 to 2030. 91+
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