New GuildSomm Vintage Cards: Rioja

We've posted vintage cards for Rioja. You can vote up or vote down based on your opinion of vintage quality.  We will be posting more regions soon.

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  • I think that these are a great first step, but I feel that there needs to be a bit more fleshing out.  The Wine Scholar Guild's vintage reports are a fantastic example of vintage reports and it would be cool if the Guild could work on something like that, but a bit more expanded.

    Information that I'd like to see (and I sometimes find hard to find):

    • Frost over winter (vines killed, buds killed, etc)
    • Flowering conditions (early and rapid flowering vs long and drawn out, etc)
    • Rain leading up to fruit set (was there water stress so the berries were kept small, etc)
    • Rain leading up to harvest (was there enough water stress to push energy into verasion, etc)
    • Sun/heat leading up to harvest (were the grapes able to get ripe)
    • Harvest weather (rain to dilute the grapes, mildew, etc)
    • Reds vs whites vs dessert styles in regions that have them and any exceptions to sub-regions
    • Information on how this affect the final wines, regardless of the quality
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