Red

2010 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2021 - 2034 (Edit)
CT91.5 559 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 380

  • StainedGlass Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 26, 2022 - I did not keep contemporaneous tasting notes, but this was excellent. More full bodied but well balanced. Classic Rioja profile with red fruits, leather, earth and telltale dill from the American oak. Compares favorably to a Gran Reserva 904. Just entering its ideal drinking window with more improvement ahead. Drink now -2040.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • maxima wrote: 88 points

    June 25, 2022 - Encore une fois, le boisé est omniprésent en
    ce moment, pas mal trop pour moi.
    Prunes confites et mures avec un peu de poivre,
    profile animal et un brin rustique.
    Tannins serrés et finale longue, asséchante et avec
    une peu de chauffe.
    Jeune certes, va t'il se replacer...éventuellement, possiblement!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • remyworldpeace Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 17, 2022 - Great nose, invoking toast and butter with vanilla and jammy notes from the oak. Ripe, almost sweet red strawberry and cherry. Palate toasty oak - toast and butter - with ripe red fruit,. Lots of layers of fruit, oaky tertiary notes, spices and a touch of earthiness.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Hanibal wrote: 92 points

    June 17, 2022 - Had this with steak. Initially the attack is mostly on barrel treatment but after 1 hour the fruit comes out. Mostly blackberry and raspberries and the finale is mostly on sandlewood and spices. Terrific focus and length …. Seemed still young more upside

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • ogres3 Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 15, 2022 - Very pleasant. Great nose and fruit that fades quite quickly. Surprised it can go through 2060. Save a bottle to celebrate my 100th.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/25/2021 (link) 93 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial) Bricking medium red violet color; aromatic, vanilla, cedar, blackberry, cherry cordial, caramel nose; delicious, cherry cordial, vanilla, spice , light caramel palate with balancing acidity; medium-plus finish (13.5% alcohol; natural cork) 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 7413582101080, 8413529003087, 8413529101080, 8413529111089, 8413529114080, 8413529821087, 890841002031

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 720 (3%)
  • In Cellars 15,188 (69%)
  • Consumed 5,977 (27%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

bbq, chicken paella, Agneau rôti avec des pommes de terre au romarin, agneau rôti bacon, as a standalone, asados de cordero, Bœuf, bacon, Beef, Biff

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98% Like It  284 votes

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