2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2017 - 2030 (Edit)
CT92.1 691 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 464

  • swade wrote: 91 points

    May 8, 2022 - Glossy garnet color. Tilled earth and vanilla aroma. Elegant entry. Red fruit and vanilla. Still has some grip. Clean finish. Excellent with grilled steak. 91

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Glauberlp Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 9, 2022 - Huge!

  • bularry Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 19, 2022 - took a bit of time to open, but quite magnificent. excellent tension and surprisingly delicate around the clear red fruit.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • fingers Likes this wine:

    March 16, 2022 - Just as special as 3 years ago. Cork in perfect shape. Followed over 4 hours open and it took a good hour to fully seam together. Such a lovely bouquet and the palate just haunts with its persistence. I am really happy to have a mag remaining.

    7 people found this helpful Comment
  • foyfrcs Likes this wine: 88 points

    March 14, 2022 - Still drinking well, but for me not as good as previously and on the slow decline.
    Therefore a few bottles left to drink up……

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    10/11/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/20/2016 (link)

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    10/20/2015 (link)

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    7/16/2015 (link)

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  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Summer Reoffers, 7/3/2017

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904) Hello friends. Reoffers today on a lovely quartet of wines: Originally offered January 17, 2016. Once I learned that we would not be receiving an allocation of the 2007 vintage (it’s a long unhappy story), I grabbed all the remaining bottles of the ’05 in western Washington. It’s going to be awhile before we’re able to sell a new vintage of the 904, but we can take comfort in the fact that the 2005 vintage is better than ever. In addition to the two reviews below, this wine also ended up as Wine Enthusiast’s #1 wine of the year in their 2016 Top 100 list. Wine Enthusiast: Copyrighted material withheld. Wine Advocate: Copyrighted material withheld.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 8413529731003, 8413529761093, 8413529763097, 890841002024, 9414129761093

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 466 (3%)
  • In Cellars 9,179 (59%)
  • Consumed 5,860 (38%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

and oregeno, Beef, Chees, coriander, creamed tuna on rye toast, Eggplant & chicken with Harissa, Game, garlic, Grilled pork, italian. Nothing too overwhelming/saucey.

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  296 votes

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