Red

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Arana Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 96

  • RussK wrote: (91 points)

    November 10, 2016 - Russk. Great old Rioja AmOak nose. Really juicy mouth. Less acid than the 2006, but still more acid than other LRA bottlings. Maybe this Vineyard is at a higher altitude. 91-

  • Janstan Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 8, 2016 - In an elegant fashion, dark fruit, leather

  • Alexroy wrote: (84 points)

    October 6, 2016 - Sour fruit on nose. Classic Rioja, but feels a bit past best for my liking.

  • ChristP Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 19, 2016 - This is a truly excellent, bordering on outstanding, Reserva from La Rioja Alta that is in its prime. I like this more than the 2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva. The red color is not intense but there is no sign of loss of pigments through age and there is almost no sediment. This is a color that I like in my wines. On the nose there are red fruits, cherry and a touch of smoke. Although the body is medium, the flavors are pronounced and with depth. All is in perfect balance with no one element standing out above another. This is pure enjoyment with a deft touch of acidity, fruits, only a hint of vanilla, red fruits, well integrated tannins and a finish to savor. This is a traditional Rioja Reserva from a master producer that's in its prime now but with 5 or likely more years' enjoyment ahead.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • EricLi wrote: (91 points)

    July 15, 2016 - Balsamic, Vanilla cherry, smooth tannins. Still young. Very nice right now and for a long time.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • Report 43: Rioja - A New Look, 6/1/2014 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines: Great Traditional Wines, A Few Overly Alcoholic Dinosaurs and More Old Rioja Notes Than Anyone Has A Right to Taste

    (Rioja “Viña Arana” Reserva- La Rioja Alta) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2013, IWC Issue #170 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Viña Arana Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 8413529821070, 890841002048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 36 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,016 (55%)
  • Consumed 798 (43%)

Food Pairing

Carni Bianche, casseroles, cheese, Formaggi Cremosi, Funghi, game, grills, Manchego Cheese, mature cheeses, ost

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95% Like It  43 votes

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