Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • > La Rioja
  • > La Rioja Alta
  • > Rioja
Drink between 2014 - 2030
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Community Tasting Notes 181

  • CPF wrote:

    October 19, 2014 - Needs more time

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • DK Amateur wrote:

    October 18, 2014 - Opened four hours in advance and then drunk over several hours. Aromatically complex with notes ranging from black fruit, smoke and even chimney soot to something more animal, perhaps meat soup. Excellent well-balanced taste with some American oak. More acidity than tannin. Very young for its type, I think.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • cweiss wrote:

    October 15, 2014 - Blanchards West Roxbury Rioja tasting. Mostly Temperanillo blend, all American oak large barrels. Some violets in the nose. Traditional Rioja with impeccable balance. Drinkable but still young.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • peternelson wrote: (93 points)

    October 11, 2014 - Extremely aromatic with dried flower petals, sandalwood, dried cherry, savory herbs; elegant structure, silky, very complex. Opened up when Decanted, but don't linger while drinking.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sp4388 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    October 11, 2014 - Smelled like a wet dog on opening, took a couple hours to open up and reveal really nice floral and funky sour aromas. Tastes like cherries soaked in pickle juice. Which are both things I love, that come together here in a really awesome super old world way. Great acidity. Very cool wine.

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/16/2013 (link)

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  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/6/2013 (link) 92 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904) Bricking very dark red violet color; maturing, baked berry, vanilla oak, coconut nose; youthful, tart berry, raspberry, raspberry jam palate; needs 6+ years; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Gran Reserva 904
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 8413529761093, 890841002024

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 566 (8%)
  • In Cellars 5757 (78%)
  • Consumed 1042 (14%)

Food Pairing

beef, cheese, game, grilled lamb, lamb, Lambstew with jasmine rice, Nothing, pecorino, roast meat, Stew

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  96 votes