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 105

  • Alexroy wrote: (88 points)

    October 14, 2017 - Stewed fruit on nose. Powerful but light and fragrant. Classic Rioja.

  • San Diego Dago Likes this wine: (88 points)

    September 17, 2017 - Medium-bodied, actually looked like a Tawny Port in the glass, but tasted alright. Not especially complex, but a nice accompaniment to paella.

  • Paul D Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 18, 2017 - Bottle # 768343. 1/6, excellent cork, decanted 1/2 hr.
    Medium/deep ruby/garnet core, pale garnet rim.
    Nose is aromatic, showing red fruit, vanilla, spice, touch of earth.
    Medium bodied, shows some richness across the mid-palate, plenty of spicy red fruit, sweet vanilla, very fine tannins, lovely vibrant acidity carrying a very good length creamy red fruit finish. Excellent, showing well but also with plenty of time in hand.

  • kevin h wrote: (91 points)

    August 14, 2017 - Took a couple of hours to open up but very nice when it did. Nice red fruit and oak complexity. Usually secondary gravy notes starting to show. No rush.

  • Alexroy wrote: (89 points)

    July 8, 2017 - Smooth, sourness, red fruit, good length.

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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 32 (2%)
  • In Cellars 963 (51%)
  • Consumed 897 (47%)

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Community Recommendations

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

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96% Like It  48 votes

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