Red

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 324

  • Doc90 Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 3, 2020 - Excellent nose of leather, peanuts, and cherries. Soft and light weight. Developed with mid complexity. Piercing minerality contextualizes it and wraps the tannins and acidity like a blanket. This is ready to drink now, and it's a really good time to enjoy Rioja.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous wrote: 94 points

    June 25, 2020 - My favourite old tradition Rioja winery. Great performance. Licouris, great dried fruit. Great acidity backbone. My last 2005. Luckely a have the 2007, 2009 and 2010 left.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • EpochMD Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 18, 2020 - Surprised at how much fruit this still has; definitely old-world on the nose which does persist, a bit of funk and barnyard, but there are notes of leather, tart cherry, and if you really work at it, touches of star anise. It's been awhile since I opened one of these and although it's showing its age with secondary characteristics, the fruit is still there. Maybe a few more years left in it. Great QPR.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • PhillyVine2112 wrote: 93 points

    May 25, 2020 - 93+ Cherries and strawberry, cola, with some sous bois and leather. Beautiful acidity and freshness, tannins are fully integrated and soft but still present enough to provide some degree of structure. Great wine. Clearly in its drinking period but no rush. This wine can easily go another 3-5 years, perhaps much more. I opened with my Durand based on others' comments and the cork easily came out in one piece.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • ppandian wrote: 88 points

    May 17, 2020 - Good but the 2007 is more refined. The tannins on this vintage are more pronounced and less integrated with the red fruits.

    1 person found this helpful
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2016 (link) 93 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva) Medium, bricking, dark red violet color; lifted, complex, licorice, berry, black fruit nose; medium bodied, complex, licorice, black cherry, tart berry palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish (80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha; 13.5% alcohol) 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Viña Ardanza Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 3521211309203, 8413529821087, 890841002031, 890841002048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 47 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,580 (43%)
  • Consumed 3,368 (56%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

agneau, Beef and lamb dishes, Blue cheese, boeuf, braisés, Cordero al Horno, Cottage Pie, gibier, grilled lamb, Ham

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97% Like It  199 votes

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