Red

2003 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2016 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 119

  • DaleW wrote:

    July 1, 2022 - Previously I thought this was good for 2003, now I think it’sgood period. Warm red plums, herbs, a touch of coconut. Full, ripe, easy tannins, moderate acids. Drinking well now, and I plan on putting more in the rotation soon. Not your 40 year LdH, but drinking well now. B+/A-

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Paul D wrote: 88 points

    March 17, 2022 - RZ's Rioja Offline (Ariana II, Kilburn): Quite ripe, dark fruit, touch of raisin. Meaty. Medium bodied, dark fruit, raisin, spices, balanced acidity, a touch firm on the finish but an excellent effort in the context of the vintage.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • lozatron Likes this wine:

    March 17, 2022 - RZ's Rioja Dinner (Ariana II): Perfectly lovely - didn't show the 03 characteristics I feared. No need to hold onto these, but drinking perfectly well just now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Bandreas Likes this wine:

    November 25, 2021 - No formal notes taken: for a year with excessive heat this wine was remarkably balanced. Classical Rioja smell and taste. Supple and well balanced.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 14, 2021 - Decanted briefly. This is finally ready to go with luscious ripe acid, medium body, fuzzy tannins, mature red fruit. Patience rewarded for those who love aged Rioja.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/25/2016 (link)

    (López de Heredia, Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2016, Issue #61, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines

    (Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva- López de Heredia) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    The Many Facets of Rioja (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard Viña Tondonia
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 091882498764, 473834260832, 8423954260061, 8423954260078

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 972 (52%)
  • Consumed 906 (48%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

braisé, Cheese and salami, gibier, Provencalsk lammgryta, Salmon, tomatoes and ratatouille, viande rouge

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  64 votes

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