Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 293

  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 88 points

    May 24, 2019 - This was good with burgers. Earthy fruit.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Barnaby33 wrote:

    May 18, 2019 - A hot mess of coconut and dill. Brought to Vintage for the, "wines you used to like but no longer do Friday theme." It fit the bill perfectly!

    3 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • mhudes Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 12, 2019 - At La Marcha in Berkeley for Mother'sDday with my wife ans son . PnP. Medium red in color. Interesting nose. No fruit or flowers, but rather cedar, truffle oil and something very incense like. On the palate, there is some red fruit, along with baking spices and tobacco. Nice acidity. Although just medium bodied, the finish seemed quite prolonged. An elegant wine that went well with food.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Slaz Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 11, 2019 - Relative to my prior tastings in 2017 and 2015, what used to be disjointed components has melded into much elegance and exceptional depth in the mid-palate. 1-2 hours of decanting helped the wine calm down and taste at its best (my wife was surprised to realize this was LRA's GR 904 from 2004. Earthy notes and notes of wet forest used to overwhelm, not any more. Drinks very well now. Should continue to go strong for a number of years (but no need to hold yourself back any more).

    7 people found this helpful Comments (3)
  • MLipton wrote:

    April 27, 2019 - Absolutely spot-on classic Rioja: dark fruits, a bit of dilly oak and some lifted aromatics all wrapped up in a suave and elegant package. Lovely now, it's got years left ahead of it.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 081241171070, 8413529761093, 8963529761093

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 512 (5%)
  • In Cellars 7,256 (66%)
  • Consumed 3,183 (29%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

ahi, bison, Cheese, chicken, duck, fowl, herbs - dill/rosemary/basil, lamb, lamb rack, medium spicy Mexican food

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  193 votes

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