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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/30/2015 - Stefan75 wrote: NR

not rated - the ladies choice as alterantive to Musar 1998, really hard to drink after this fantastic lebanese!

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/29/2015 - no leashes wrote: 91 points

Delicious and fully mature, but no need to rush. Red fruit, tobacco and earth, well balanced and drinking beautifully.

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Red

1997 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/29/2015 - Stefanos T. Likes this wine: 95 points

Really enjoyed this one.
Mature and complex with amazing intensity of aromas and flavors.
Every time I put my nose to the glass it surprised me.
Dark brick color.
Nose of sweet fruit, with notes of chocolate, licorice, band aid.
Medium bodied, mellow tannins, incredible depth and intensity of tertiary flavors. Beautiful finish.
It so ready now I cannot see it getting any better in the future.
A classic wine.

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Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/28/2015 - BenBlu Likes this wine: 92 points

Very enjoyable wine - with good acidity and balance, they certainly did not try to overdo anything here, "only" 13% alcohol, making this a good contrast to so many heady wines nowadays produced, almost a Burgundian feel to it.

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Red

1973 La Rioja Alta Rioja Cuvée Centenario

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

6/19/2015 - WineCellarTV Likes this wine: 97 points

Super fine, intense and present wine of sophistication, complexity and freshness. Still young!

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Red

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/28/2015 - tmiusa wrote: NR

It took about 2 hrs to open up finally showing dried fruit, sour cherry and oak. The wine has a dark ruby color and the body is medium/full. Old world style with depth and complexity. A nice long finish. Still with some rough edges at this point. Needs more time to be really outstanding. This is worth holding onto for a few years. It's good now providing you give it time to opened up but will only get better with age. Buy a case and stick it in the cellar!

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Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/28/2015 - olalar wrote: 92 points

I really should have decanted this for 2 hours. Amazing stuff after that extra wait...

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/27/2015 - Fintan Likes this wine: 91 points

Appearance: Clear wine with a Medium Garnet colour.

Nose: Clean nose with a pronounced intensity. This wine is developing.

Strong aromas of cooked red fruits right off the bat, strawberries and red apples particularly. Pronounced american oak, contributing vanilla, cloves and nutmeg. Dried tobacco and leather bring up the rear with soft anis and baking spices rounded off the smell - truly a lovely collection of aromas!

Palate:
Dry
Medium- Alcohol
Medium+ acidity
Medium tannins - quite hard to pinpoint this as they were so silky smooth
Medium+ intensity
Medium+ body
Long finish

The palate is a real treat and absolutely bench-mark Rioja. A symphony of cooked red fruit, baking spices, coffee, leather, tobacco and nutmeg all held together with soft tannins and a surprisingly high acidity for its age. A long finish awaits with the more savoury notes winning out.

Excellent quality Rioja. Still drinking relatively young and could develop further - quite wonderful when you consider they produced an even more exceptional wine in the 890 from the same vintage! Premium priced at around 35 euros a bottle but well worth it. Enjoy!

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/27/2015 - KenPlace wrote: 92 points

I love this wine. Very typical rioja with the dill/coconut notes and everything in balance.

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/27/2015 - maxima wrote: 93 points

D`une maison Mythique aussi...Fait de Tempranillo et Graciano, c`est ample et velouté, encore tout jeune et fringant, bon pour au moins un autre 20-30 années facile! SUPERBE!
Arriver la semaine dernière, un vin de l’opération Courrier vinicole l'Art d'enrichir sa cave!
Une grande maison La Rioja Alta ils embouteillent aussi le"Viña Ardanza".
La cuvee "904" est élevée en fut de chêne américan usé pour 48 mois et soutiré 2 fois par année!

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/24/2015 - SMHalps Likes this wine: 92 points

One of 8 wines at a Spanish wine tasting/dinner. By consensus, the WOTN. No real notes, just a general impression. Food friendly and long lasting finish. Still has a lot of life left to it.

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/25/2015 - Charlie Pendejo Likes this wine: NR

Dang, that's awfully good! As Gilman says, it's NOT a blockbuster: I was expecting bigger & fuller, bloodier, and no - it's very medium-bodied and derives a lot of lift from orange peel and that American oak "dill" note... and, yeah, 12.5%. Obviously it should drink great for decades, and it's certainly drinking wonderfully in 2015. I happen to have opened an LdH '02 the other night, and enjoyed the hell out of it; I dug this one at least equally and it seemed notably different in style (including being lighter and livelier).

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/26/2015 - newkid17 Does not like this wine: 83 points

Just not my style. Vegetal, funk, no fruit except over ripened plum, but less sweet.

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White

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Blanco Viña Ardanza Reserva

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7/26/2015 - ewindels Likes this wine: 95 points

Spectacular. Had this at Gramercy Tavern in New York City and can't wait to get a case. It was #4 of a wine tasting dinner, so my memory of the details are... woozy, but smoke, fruit, body, a total winner.

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Red

2008 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Alberdi Crianza

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/25/2015 - rocknroller wrote: 89 points

Dinner at Acqua (Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar, White Bear Lake, MN): Very dark red color. PNP, drank 1 glass over 30 minutes. This was youthful with plenty of new oak showing, tons of anise, and plenty of blackberry and cassis, along with a pleasantly earthy core. This needs several years and plenty of air currently. 89(+?)pts.

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Red

1994 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/26/2015 - elledeca wrote: NR

Light maroon, eucalyptus, tobacco, leather, a bit of animal funk. A bit of red fruit emerging over time...very classic

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Red

1989 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Alberdi Crianza

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/23/2015 - DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: 92 points

Que noche la de anoche! En resumen. Ambos Riojas, el Lopez Heredia y este, estaban en perfectas condiciones. El Alberdi es un Library release, añejado en Bodega completamente. Se sentía bastante joven. Poco terciario. Mucha fruta en paladar intermedio balanceado por una acidez pronunciada, taninos integrados, sedoso, glicérido y elegante.

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Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/25/2015 - Crispin Likes this wine: 91 points

Fabulous. Brick red. Nice mouthfeel. Fruit in tact and well defined. Long and well structured.

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Red

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/23/2015 - ProfByron Likes this wine: 90 points

Complex without the complexity of age (yet). Plenty of oak, acid and warm ripe fruit flavours. Interesting wine.

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Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/20/2015 - Kevdog Likes this wine: 92 points

Upon opening it had a very old world Bordeaux like nose, however after just a few moments of air the oak and vanilla moved forward and it took on a somewhat new world feel. After an hour of air it opened up into an elegant Rioja with nice fruit and structure and age polished tannins.

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Red

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/20/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine: 90 points

Meaty, barbequ, rose, lovely fresh fruit on palate. Medium body, long finish.

Armit tasting.

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Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890 'Selección Especial'

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/18/2015 - Sotto325 wrote: 95 points

Another hit. This wine is exceptional. After an hour in the decanter, it opened with a bit too much acidity/tannin, but then came back to its lush, rich, mellifluous, deep tawny/garnet red tint and fruit.

Spectacular depth and breeding. Full smoke, dark black cherry, tar, earthy and Spanish clay notes, with never ending depth on the finish.

The wine is just emerging-- decades of life ahead.

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Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/19/2015 - guy12 wrote: 89 points

Some bricking, spicy sweet nose, still quite tannic, med acidity. Complex sweet & spicey. Long finish. Held up well over a couple days. V good

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Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/18/2015 - brianngibson wrote: 93 points

Dark cherry, fig, soft oak. Classic style.

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Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

7/15/2015 - Allagashme Likes this wine: 93 points

Still plenty of fruit though muted over 11 years. Tannins present but softened. Thin'ish on the mouth but the balance of the above makes it amazing Rioja that has cellared well.

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