2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Arana Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

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Drink between 2014 - 2022
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Community Tasting Notes 50

  • Oysteinfb wrote: (86 points)

    September 10, 2014 - Dekantert uten bunnfall. Drukket over 2 dager, best første dag.

    Det mest tydelige eksempelet på fatbruk jeg har vært borti noensinne! Ekstremt tydelig og intens vanilje og kryddertoner på duft, og vil vel driste meg til å kalle det nesten over kanten. Ellers er det litt brent trevirke å spore. Framstår som middels minus kompleks.

    Før øvrig en fyldig vin med god konsentrasjon. Ikke spesielt syrefrisk, og framstår som litt tung og søt i munn. Ørlite tanniner avslutningsvis. Medium lang ettersmak. Verdict: god vin, men fatbruken overskygger det meste, som gjør at vinen framstår som litt ubalansert.

    3. flaske på et halvt år, hvor alle har oppført seg helt forskjellig. Utvikling eller flaskevariasjon?


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  • Sergio Casado Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 7, 2014 - The only problem with this wine is that I just have 16 bottles left. Classic Rioja aromas of leather, tobacco, meat and cherry, but with a extra layer of fruit. Very good acidity with soft tannins make this a very well balance wine. Soft and savory with elegant finish which reminds me of slightly sour cherries. This will only get better with time and it is great for food pairing in general.

    El unico problema con este vino es que solo me quedan 16 botellas. Aromas de Rioja clásica de tabaco, cuero, carne y cerezas pero con un extra de fruta. Buen equilibrio gracias a su muy buena acidez y suaves taninos . Suave y sabroso con un elegante final que me recuerda a cerezas acidas. Solamente puede mejorar con el tiempo y creo que es muy bueno para acompañar comidas en general.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • yofog wrote: (92 points)

    September 4, 2014 - The last few bottles of this I've had have been stunning and in fact I think this is young, even primary, with lots to shed before it reveals its full potential.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SimonN Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 22, 2014 - Popped and poured, and it was immediately aromatic and delicious. Had 2 glasses and promptly ordered another dozen bottles for the future. A bargain too - I don't know of any nicer wines at this price point.

    Almost as nice on day 2, perhaps a bit muted.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jhw425 wrote: (91 points)

    August 19, 2014 - Classic Rioja drinking well now. Would definitely buy again

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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, 5/1/2014

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 37 (3%)
  • In Cellars 913 (71%)
  • Consumed 342 (26%)

Food Pairing

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

Who Likes This Wine

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