R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2008  Front Label
R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2008  Front LabelR. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2008  Front Bottle Shot

R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2008

  • JS95
  • RP95
  • D92
  • W&S91
750ML / 13% ABV
Other Vintages
  • JS97
  • RP96
  • JS97
  • WS93
  • RP93
  • W&S93
  • RP96
  • JS95
  • W&S94
  • RP95
  • JS94
  • WS92
  • W&S90
  • D96
  • JS94
  • RP93
  • W&S90
  • RP94
  • WE91
  • W&S91
  • WS90
  • JS95
  • WS91
  • RP90
  • WS92
  • RP91
  • W&S90
  • RP96
  • JS95
  • W&S93
  • WS90
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $56.99
Try the 2010 Vintage 55 99
56 99
56 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
1
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Wed, Aug 17
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
4.2 116 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

4.2 116 Ratings
750ML / 13% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and good balance.

Blend: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 10% Graciano and Manzuelo

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
JS 95
James Suckling

Lots of dried fruit with plum, light raisin, chocolate and toasted oak. Some balsamic undertones. White truffles and dried flowers. Medium body, creamy tannins and savory, balsamic undertones. Extreme and unique, as always.

RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The nose of the 2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva is very elegant, fresh and with an herbal twist, starting to show the complexity of the aged wines that are sometimes still too young when they are released 10+ years from the vintage! The palate is medium-bodied, with lightness and depth, very classical with extra freshness and all that is needed for a long development in bottle. This is the more Tondonia of the two vintages I tasted side by side. There are notes of maple syrup, smoke, licorice and crisp fruit. The palate is more austere, crunchy and reveals the chalkiness of the soils. There's more definition and precision here.

D 92
Decanter
The flagship wine from the estate, its Tempranillo grapes wrapped in an alluvial amphitheatre overlooking the Ebro, its wines barrel aged for six years. The 2008 was a relatively cool vintage, understated but perfectly correct; accurate if somewhat anodyne descriptors for the wine itself. The colour holds ruby charm and concentration at the core; the nose captures the classic house style, savoury, earthy yet with fine chiselled dark fruit definition and hints of graphite in support, then woodsmoke and soy. Wonderfully composed, with firm acidity and a real presence en la boca, the wine dares to satisfy on many levels.
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits

This is a lean and fragrant vintage of Viña Tondonia, gamey up front, with sour cherry flavors and a delicate, lasting richness. The wine defines Rioja’s traditional elegance.

View More
R. Lopez de Heredia

R. Lopez de Heredia

View all products
R. Lopez de Heredia, Spain
R. Lopez de Heredia R. Lopez de Heredia Winery Image

It all started in the middle of the nineteenth century when French negociants visited the Rioja region to find alternative sources of quality grapes to transform into wine, since the phylloxera epidemic had decimated their vineyards. Our founder, Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic student in the art of wine making, followed closely in their footsteps.

Don Rafael fell in love with the region and especially the area around Haro, the mythical capital of the Rioja Alta region. He observed that there was a magical combination of soil and climate that would offer the perfect environment for producing wine that would eventually become world famous. Around 1877 he began the design and construction of the complex that is today known as the López de Heredia bodega (winery), the oldest in Haro and one of the first three houses in the Rioja region.

For over a century our emotions have been rooted in our love and passion for this land and its harvest. We cherish our heritage, and this combination of love and the rigorous quality standards we apply, have become our trademark and remains our maxim for today and the future.

Bodegas López de Heredia stands out as one of the few family-run bodegas regulated by the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja - DOC (Appellation region).

Image for Rioja Tempranillo content section
View all products

Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.

Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.

Image for  content section
View all products
RAE420000_2008 Item# 644103

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...