Red

2008 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 70

  • shallowdrift Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 11, 2022 - Very good indeed but I thought the 2007 fresher and better integrated.

  • ScottWelfel Likes this wine: 87 points

    August 11, 2022 - Stewed red fruit with notes of cedar, cigar box

  • WineKnurd Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 4, 2022 - Pulled this for a tomahawk steak seasoned with a coffee and scorpion pepper salt dry rub, nailed it (on the rub and wine). Bold and super oaky, the intensity of the aromas and flavors is remarkable even for Bosconia. Dried, mostly black fruits, but a contrasting red fruit-earthiness that I personally get from throwing tomato paste into a hot sautee pan or searing tomato halves on the flatop. Turn the american oak vanilla to 11, toss an old catcher's mitt into the fermenter, and a few twists from the pepper mill and now its a party. Decent acidity, I would suggest the lowest of the 05- 09 range, with the majority of the structure as result of finer-grained oak tannin. The 06 is my benchmark, but I have enjoyed what the 08 brings to the table. I remember when Bosconia was a sub $30 wine, but even at $36 there is still plenty of value. Overall evaluatuon: A- (92).

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ryan-ParkCity wrote: 90 points

    May 28, 2022 - Very woody

  • ekorn wrote:

    May 27, 2022 - Our bottle needed a couple hours to show its fruit. On pop and pour, this was pretty much dominated by the oak signature (fortunately, we like dill!), but balanced out with some time in the glass. If I had another bottle, I'd give it some air before serving.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Rioja: The Past Is Always Present (Apr 2021), 4/1/2021 (link)

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    (R Lopez de Heredia, Viña Tondonia, Bosconia Reserva, Rioja, Spain, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard Viña Bosconia
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 4000138540306, 473834260573, 721384040054, 815783000082, 8423954269057, 8423954269163

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,340 (67%)
  • Consumed 1,156 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, lam, Lamb, Okse, And, Duck, Svin, Beef Stew, kje, Pork

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