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Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2007
Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva 2007
 
: $46.00
abv 13%

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Description
 
ABOUT: Essentially unchanged since it was founded in 1877. Three generations of Heredias making some of the finest Rioja. Obsessive care in the vineyard, obsessive grape selection, and ageing in barrel without prescribed time parameters. Wines are let loose when they are ready.

TASTE: It’s unanimous, the wines of Lopez de Heredia are incredible. They’re steeped in tradition, not stuck in it. It seems crazy to me to find a wine of this quality at this price. Consider that this wine spent six years in a huge, old, American oak barrel, then another six years in bottle before it is released, and it doesn’t cost as much as an ordinary premium wine from California. Just the storage alone is staggering, and they make 25,000 cases a year! For its age this wine is cheery and refreshing. The cherry and raspberry fruit aromas and flavors are vibrant, the oak is there but not to its detriment, and the development of tertiary aromas and flavors are under way. Toast, licorice, potting soil, almonds, all that good stuff. The acid is citrus-like and zippy, tannins a medium and the finish be long. This is going to age well for another fifteen years.

PAIR: Sweet peppers, chili, Cabrales, Manchego, vegetable curry, cheesy Gougéres, and tostones with salsa.