Had a Glass: 2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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He says: It’s a decent wine, but probably not the best Tempranillo I’ve ever tried.

She says: It was enjoyable but it did not blow me away as other aged Rioja’s have done in the past.

Had a Glass: 1992 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

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He says: …unique and something that every wine lover should taste and experience, even if you end up saying it’s not your cup of tea.

She says: I am happy to leave this one to the wine geeks.

2009 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Rosado

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She says: Could easily drink a bottle on a sunny afternoon… if only we still had some sunshine to come… wishful thinking?

He says: A decent Rosé for $15. I liked the simple fruit-forward nose/palate, with some hints of cream soda both in smell and texture.

Wine truths

“Anyone who tries to make you believe that he knows all about wines is obviously a fake.”
by Leon Adams

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.