Red

2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 420

  • Hoots Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 21, 2021 - This was just beautiful, a fabulous oaky nose and the palate with a punch to back it up. Delicious.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Lemari Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 5, 2021 - Tasted NB. Greeted with appealing, aged Bordeaux aromas the wine suffered from a rather shallow, truncated finish. Perhaps bottle variation.

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

    February 2, 2021 - Lovely nose of red cherries, mint, chocolate, and tobacco. Medium+ acidity and tannins with more red cherries, some cocoa, and raspberries on the palate. Nice finish. Great wine, drinking okay now, but would love to try again in 10 years.

    4 people found this helpful
  • Anonymous wrote: 93 points

    January 30, 2021 - Wine is much more lean than my previous bottle 9 month ago. Nice elegant with smooth melted tannins. Licour notes. Nice acidity. Great wine for me but much more developed than I expected.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • gallu wrote: 93 points

    January 19, 2021 - 93 Un gran Rioja clásico. Nariz con buena madera, que no se impone a una fruta limpia. Buena intensidad, notas de cerezas maduras. En boca es excelente, con mucho equilibrio, buen cuerpo y un final intenso, pulido y muy elegante. Notas de grafito, mineral, mucha estructura. Es muy largo y está entrando en un momento dulce. Gran vino.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    10/11/2016 (link)

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    The Many Facets of Rioja (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    10/20/2015 (link)

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Full Pull

  • 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 506 (3%)
  • In Cellars 9,144 (62%)
  • Consumed 5,011 (34%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Chees, creamed tuna on rye toast, Game, Grilled pork, italian. Nothing too overwhelming/saucey., lamb tagine, Mushroom stroganoff, Pizza, roast chicken with chorizo

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  273 votes

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