La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$39.95 (315531)

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September 13, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A classic old school Rioja, with balance, savory character and genuine complexity. A regional paradigm. Drink or hold...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha, the 2004 Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial is one of those unapologetically...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very impressive find from a decade ago, this held back Rioja Reserva is tasting divinely right now so don't wait...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

As traditional and anti-modish as will presently be found from Rioja, I am tempted to call it "odish." Oxidized,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Here is a mature, intense, edgy and captivating old Rioja with intense aromas of leather, walnuts, pinot like sour...

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Community Reviews (6)

Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Terrific. Tasted December 2013.

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Bryan McCaw
Bryan McCaw

A very special wine. Amazing and complex nose with a finish that lingers. A wine to savour and enjoy. I will be buying more.

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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

This wine is intense. Intensely perfumed, intensely flavoured. It's not heavy, or thick by any means; medium bodied, fresh vibrant acidity....but intense. Integrated and evolved oak, dried sour cherry, dried flowers, leather. There's a lot going on here. Exceptional wine.

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Allan Miller
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