Red

2012 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 81

  • Chasse_spleen Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 14, 2021 - Traditional Rioja, but with a modern slant. Beautifully oaked, balanced and refreshing. Alive and vibrant still. Very good. Over time, developing a plummy and fruity nose - exquisite! To food, but works surprisingly well on its own. If you want to introduce someone to the wonders of Rioja - this is the place to start.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • sfochild Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 13, 2021 - Beautiful nose, mid-weight / body, soft tannins and red fruit are the main descriptors I can come up with. On opening, a bit of bottle funk that took maybe 20 minutes to blow off, then followed over a few hours. Really lovely, an excellent Rioja and great QPR.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 24, 2021 - This is an amazing Rioja.
    Extremely typical.
    Fabulously delicious, rich, balanced, complex with a beautiful backbone today. Will bloom over many years. Lovely!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Spoiler68 Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 23, 2021 - Benefits from opening up in plenty of time….it’s really got some lovely tertiary flavours and has the colour and hues of an old burgundy
    Drank alongside Bohorquez 2010 - think the Ardanza edged it…..

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Lemmy-W wrote: 91 points

    September 22, 2021 - Still at 9 years, this is a baby. Drinking well with decent decant. Traditional Rioja in a good way.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2021, Issue #91, Recently- Tasted Spanish and Portuguese Wines February 2021, 1/1/2021

    (Rioja “Viña Ardanza” Reserva- La Rioja Alta) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Panel Tasting
    Wines of the Year 2020, 10/15/2020 (link)

    (La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza Reserva, Rioja, Alta, Northern Spain, Spain, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 8413529821087, 890841002031, 890841002048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 359 (6%)
  • In Cellars 4,171 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,211 (21%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

At home, eggplant, Game, grilled veggies, Lam, Meat, mushrooms, pasta with burrata, Vilt

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  96 votes

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