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 316

  • studleytrey Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 14, 2019 - What a beautiful bottle of wine here; I'm really loving it tonight, and a perfect pairing for our ropa vieja which had been sitting and developing flavors for a few days now, so this was a real treat all around.

    Medium garnet color with some transparency. Gorgeous aromatics from the pop and developing in the glass, showing notes of red and transitioning to dark and dark red fruits, cedar, flowers, dill initially and then fading, clove, licorice, orange peel, lemon, vanilla, potpourri, and a bit of earthy funk. Fantastic. Medium body and acid, medium (+) finish, with flavors of cherry, raspberry, bitter red apple skin, lemon, black tea, clove, and an herbal hint. This is incredible. It's drinking great right now but I think it could age at least 2-5 more years as well, and with 2 more of this vintage in holding, I think I'll give the next a few more years and see what happens. I gotta give it up, 95 pts. for me.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • Vancouver Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 1, 2019 - Medium garnet appearance.

    Pronounced and evolved aromas of black fruits, balsamic notes, vanilla, pepper, roasted meats and spice. Very complex and compelling.

    Medium bodied with medium to medium plus tannin (well integrated) and plenty of acidity to things fresh. Lots of similar flavor characteristics on the palate with a long finish.

    Drink now, but this will keep "indefinitely" in a cold cellar- and may gain additional complexity in 5 or 10 years.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • TheSauerKraut Likes this wine:

    September 21, 2019 - Proper Rioja.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • HPringle wrote: 93 points

    September 17, 2019 - Short decant and this was quickly into its stride. Wonderfully savoury, with restrained vanilla from the oak. Very fine.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • jdporter3 Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 9, 2019 - Very nice now. Decanted for a little more than an hour. Dill nose but that moves away pretty quickly. Beautiful dried fruits wrapping dark chocolate almost. Just a very pleasant sense. Mouth filling. Definitely has some years left but I would say not more than five.

    5 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 540 (5%)
  • In Cellars 7,150 (64%)
  • Consumed 3,447 (31%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

pork, ahi, Aves, bison, carnes rojas asadas, carnes rojas con salsa, caza de pelo, Cheese, chicken, Chinese food

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  203 votes

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