Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 394

  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 19, 2017 - Smooth, and much more integrated than my last bottle 2.5yrs ago. Smoke and tobacco leaf on the nose. Palate has a pleasant entry, with meaty notes mixed with dried red fruits. Still has a prominent dill note into the finish but this has improved. Good. Still on the upswing.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • JeremyA Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 17, 2017 - Wonderful, just starting to come into its window, but a long life ahead of it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • nschmidt Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 16, 2017 - Drank at Laurel and Sage with A and Sarah. Beautiful rioja that was enjoyed by all. Still has lots of life ahead.

  • Herschel Krustofski Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 15, 2017 - Second bottle. Followed over the course of 4 hours. Showing better after one hour of breathing although it take an extra hour to mellow.
    Classy, polished but not too showy. Everything you could wish from a good Gran Reserva.
    Seems like it's just entering the drinking window.
    At this point, my recommendation is either drink with food after a 60 min decant or keep another 2-15 years.
    Try another bottle in 2018/19.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • AV2012 wrote: (94 points)

    September 5, 2017 - Every time I drink it I ask myself why I care to drink anything else. Insanely good.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/16/2014 (link)

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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

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

    (La Rioja Alta 904 Rioja Gran Reserva) Subscribe to see review text.

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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 8413529731003, 8413529761093, 890841002024, 890841002116, 890841002222

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 153 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,271 (69%)
  • Consumed 3,071 (29%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Cheese, lamb, agneau, ahi, beef, braisés, canard, Cheese and salami, duck, fowl

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97% Like It  218 votes

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