La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2007, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$35.75 (315531)

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November 12, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A classically spicy-woody, immediately recognizable Rioja here from 19th century Bodega La Rioja Alta, with...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Here's a great old Rioja. You need to like all the sandalwood, herbs, tobacco and resin of the old school, but wow...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A richly textured Rioja with a classic palate offering notes of cherry, iron and leather along with dried leaf and...

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Community Reviews (5)

David Brodati
David Brodati

One of the best Rioja's I've tasted in a long while. Wonderfully expressive aromatics and much complexity makes this a fine sipping wine. Spot on typicity for Rioja. Dark cherry, tobacco, leather, herb, dill, olive, sandalwood, vanilla, mocha, spice, hoisin, smoke. The oak is very nicely intergrated at this point. Medium/full bodied, with medium plus acidity, refined silky tannins that still have some grip, and excellent length. A touch of heat on the lingering finish holds this a notch below the outstanding category. Drink now or hold 5-7 years. Jan. 2017.

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Peter  Zito
Peter Zito

Great flavor super aromatic deep red colour with depth in red berries easy to drink great with hard chesses and great with meat

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rhayes85
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Jesse Pisanelli
Jesse Pisanelli

Can not confused with anything this purpose high quality Rioja. Tabacco leaf, ripe / dried fruit (red and dark), spicy / woody, plum, leathery, great acidity and balance. Lots of oak, perfectly integrated purpose. These sccm to age very slowly, so can probably be Stored for Many Years, goal is drinking great now. Scales the classic with the modern, Reviews another example of why this area is the Easiest one to recommend.

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Allan Miller
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