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Vintage Charts

Rioja
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
Wallet Chart PDF

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201190-93NYRDry, sunny growing season produced ripe reds
201093Drink or holdRipe, balanced wines with racy acidity and moderate tannins
200991Drink or holdHot and dry season; solid wines with ripe fruit
200888DrinkBalanced wines, focused and expressive, with bright acidity
200784DrinkCool growing season; many wines light, best are elegant
200682DrinkFresh, supple wines with crisp red fruit flavors
200593Drink or holdLively, balanced and graceful; firm yet expressive
200493Drink or holdBalanced, with ripe black fruit flavors and lively acidity
200386DrinkHot year. Ripe fruit with good concentration, but some overripeness
200284DrinkCool summer, rainy harvest, low yields. Best wines are ripe and concentrated
200193Drink or holdHot, dry weather gave ripe wines with opulent flavors and powerful structure
200085Drink or holdHuge yields. Top producers made good wines, but others are light
199981DrinkIrregular ripening and rainy harvest led to light wines
199879DrinkCold, rainy harvest. Tough wines with structure but little charm
199778DrinkRainy summer, light wines
199688DrinkBalanced wines with good fruit and firm structure
199592Drink or holdRich wines with good structure and excellent balance
199489Drink or holdRipe, powerful wines

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR


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