Red

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Arana Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 117

  • Paul D wrote: 93 points

    November 17, 2019 - 3/6, vg cork, decanted 1 hr, #768842.
    Deep ruby/garnet core, pale garnet rim. Lovely, aromatic nose - creamy red fruit, vanilla, spice, slight touch of leather and soil. Medium/full bodied, quite rich and fleshy with strawberries, vanilla, touch of soil and leather, soft tannins, lovely vibrant acidity, the finish is extended and extremely harmonious with just a touch of orange peel. Lovely, classical Rioja, certainly approachable now but should be good for at least another 10 years.

  • NickA wrote: 87 points

    March 26, 2019 - This is classy stuff, but came across too young, and too US oaky (and I like oak!). Very plush, hints of dill pickle

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  • James Kim Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 23, 2019 - Decanted. Now 1.5h later. Aromas of ripe blackberries and black cherries with a hint of blueberries, herbs, pine and dill. Nice juicy black fruits on palate, with earth, moderate tannins, and herbs. Finishes with fruit and a shot of mild to moderate dill and oak spice. Medium to full bodied. Still tastes youthful and prefer for the American oak to be better integrated. I opened this at least 5 years too early for me. Has many more years ahead.

  • Ecis Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 3, 2018 - Mjuk bärig smak. Perfekt till en kycklinggryta. Ligger på min ”måste ha hemma lista ”

  • up4wine wrote:

    September 5, 2018 - Great wine for the price of $27. Had excellent balance between fruit and notes provided by the barrel.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/16/2014 (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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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Viña Arana Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 8413529821070, 890841002048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 22 (1%)
  • In Cellars 931 (46%)
  • Consumed 1,079 (53%)

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Community Recommendations

Carni Bianche, casseroles, cheese, Formaggi Cremosi, Funghi, game, grills, Manchego Cheese, mature cheeses, ost

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