Original
58 Ratings
Bodegas Ondarre Reserva Rioja

Wine Details

Varietal

Rioja Blend

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) Intense cherry red color. Aromas of oak aging with hints of spices. Strong attack, good backbone, full-flavored, with well integrated long-lasting tannins. Long and persistent finish.

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    smooth. not fruity. probably good for different kinds of food. B - B+ not sure its worth the $. online special 12.98. it grew on me. good the next day so maybe better if decanted 90 points and best buy

    over 4 years
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    Earthy nose. Tart cherries. Not overly complex. Enjoyable fruit. Excellent value. Tannins don't hit you right away but they are there. Very strong tanins.

    over 5 years
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    good Rioja. a little thin for such a highly rated wine and such a good year. could pair with hearty vegetables well

    over 5 years
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    yes, it was red as advertised. Jenn was unimpressed. good for regifting.

    over 4 years
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    WS 91

    over 4 years
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    Love this grape. This wine is strong, fruity and long lasting

    over 5 years
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    great smooth taste and finish good old world style

    almost 6 years
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    Bastante suave, no está mal.

    about 5 years
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    #58 top 100 wines in 2010.

    over 4 years
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    needs decanting

    over 4 years
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    el pirata

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    "Black cherry, licorice, smoke, tobacco and tar notes mingle nicely in this firm, lively red. Maturing now, but shows balance and length. Still fresh, it brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2016. 30,000 cases made."Looking for a great cheese pairing for this wine? Serra da Estrela is a cheese which dates back to the 12th century and is famous throughout the world for its unique character and intense flavor. This is a raw sheep's milk cheese made with Bardalaira ewe's milk, and co...