Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.Manage Subscriptions
2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Arana Reserva
- La Rioja
- La Rioja Alta
Community Tasting Notes 97
SailorChris Likes this wine: (91 points)
February 17, 2017 - Very nice. Excellent fruits and gentle tannin. Nice balance all around. Nicely aged - do not feel it is past prime yet.
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. 91-1 person found this helpful Comment
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
Pro Reviews 4
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(La Rioja Alta, Viña Arana Reserva Rioja Red) Subscribe to see review text.
Report 43: Rioja - A New Look, 6/1/2014 (link)
(La Rioja Alta Viña Araña Reserva Rioja) Subscribe to see review text.
View From the Cellar
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.
By Josh Raynolds
September/October 2013, IWC Issue #170 (link)
(La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva Rioja) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 36 (2%)
- In Cellars 1,004 (53%)
- Consumed 837 (45%)
Who Likes This Wine
More About This Wine