Vina Herminia Excelsus Rioja 2009

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

$19.99
Item No. 126754
  • red wine
  • WS93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

#39 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

Critical Acclaim

"This focused red shows good density, a restrained character and solid depth, offering plum, espresso, tobacco and mineral flavors that are harmonious and long. Not showy, but solid."
93 Points

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Dannyflier - Fullerton, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/29/2013)
Style: Earth & Spicy
I like the spicy flavor but smooth to drink it. Good wine!
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Rating:
(12/29/2013)
Style: Earth & Spicy
I like this wine. It is old world in style that we don't see much of these days. It's all one would expect from a Spanish wine from this area.
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Learn About Vina Herminia

Located in the Rioja Baja, at the southeastern end of the Rioja, Viña Herminia belongs to the owners of Emilio Lustau. They offer a full range of Rioja wines, from vineyards on the slopes of Monte Yerga and Monte Argudo, up to an altitude of 700m. Together with the warmer climate, this ensures rich, generous, fruity wines of enormous appeal.

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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