Red

2004 Bodegas Roda Rioja Roda I Reserva

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja

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Community Tasting Note

  • w9oh Likes this wine:

    April 17, 2014 - Disclaimer - no score given as I am the importer for RODA in 7 states. I wanted to note the rather diverse responses to this wine and say 2 things. 1. I have tasted several a bottles a week for the past 3 or 4 months and out of dozens of bottles, I have found only 1 off bottle (and it was with someone here, who also noted it as off). I am a long time industry veteran and this wine is one of the most consistent wines I have ever experienced. 2. Rioja is one of the most misunderstand categories. 'Modern' should be used in the same way the art world uses it. Virtually all wines from Rioja are 'modern' - a process designed in the late 19th century. With very few tweaks or exceptions (Caceras introduced Stainless tanks, RODA uses French instead of American Oak) most every producer that exports to the U.S. is technically 'modern' - from Lopez de Heredia to Palacios Remondo and every style in between. The 'Post-Modern' wines are single vineyard Grenache, or inky black wines and they taste as though they could be from anywhere - Australia, California, Italy....These are not traditional Rioja, but they have their place, too. Just wanted to share those ideas with you. This wine is not, in any way, fading. 5 more years and it might be ready to start drinking! 2004 is a great vintage. Go long on this one.

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3 Comments

  • cristian_m commented:

    4/17/14, 7:43 PM - Bravo! A much appreciated note!

  • Stefan75 commented:

    4/22/14, 10:23 AM - Thanks! I still also have 2005 & 2006 in the cellar and just bought magnums of Terreus 1999. Your view on these?

  • w9oh commented:

    4/22/14, 12:24 PM - Stefan,

    I have not yet had the Terreus, but it has been high on my 'most wanted' list! Will be in Rioja in June, have several key wines to track down.

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