THE Iconic Rioja, 95 points, at an amazing price

Lòpez de Heredia Viña Tondonia Reserva 2006

We are pleased to offer the superb 2006 Lòpez de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia Reserva, which is widely considered by connoisseurs as the quintessential Rioja, for only $34.99.

The Wine Advocate rates it 95 points, saying: "The red flagship 2006 Viña Tondonia Reserva was inspired by the vineyards of the Médoc but produced with local grapes, 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, which achieved 13% alcohol in 2006. It always matures in used American oak barriques for some six years. The oldest of all the reds I tasted, it was also the one with more freshness, which speaks to the quality of the vineyard. Drink 2018 to 2028. Release Price, $50. 95 points."

Roast a leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary (let me know if you need a recipe) and serve the 2006 Viña Tondonia Reserva with it for a marriage made in heaven!

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