Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 467

  • dresden wrote: 94 points

    October 12, 2019 - drinking Wonderfully now.

  • kingkanu wrote:

    October 10, 2019 - Drinking nicely, rich plummy fruit, nice leather tones, medium high acid, a lick of tannin and a savoury finish. Lovely stuff

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • studleytrey Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 4, 2019 - 1st of 2 for me. Thinking this may be a little past prime, as the fruit seems a little faded, but it's really nice for my palate and the nose is fantastic. Medium (+) garnet color, no bricking. Aromas of dark and dark red fruits, flowers, earth, graphite, cedar, anise, dry spice drawer, and wet stone. Medium body and finish, medium (+) acid, and flavors of dark and dark red fruits, sour cherry, lemon, iron, and minerals. I'm quite enjoying this. 92+

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mnawacki Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 22, 2019 - Paired with bison Babette, supposedly the '04 was a very good year in Rioja, and this presumably helped this wine land #22 on the WS Top 100 in 2013 (which is when I picked up a bunch of these). Drinking very nicely, though noticeably an older wine at this point, some dustiness on the nose upon opening (and a broken cork...argh). Cherry, figs, and cedar notes on the nose. Medium weight and finish, tannins super soft now but still a relatively high acidity that lingers quite long on the palette. Tastes like eating a mixed bowl of sweet and sour cherries paired with espresso coffee and a bit of tobacco. Not particularly heavy but the acidity made it super food friendly.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • flussier Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 21, 2019 - Robe cerise évoluée. Vin avec une belle complexité sur les fruits noirs, terre, boisé, réglisse et le tabac. Vin assez lourd qui s’apprête bien avec les viandes. Très bon en ce moment, mais peut vieillir encore quelques années.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2012 (link) 90 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva) Bricking medium dark red violet color; appealing, dried berry, black tobacco, dill, iodine nose; dill, iodine, dried black fruit, black tobacco, salty dried prune palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points (3 yrs in oak)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 091882436780, 6430822771880, 8413529003087, 8413529821087, 890841002031, 890841002048, 890841002130, 890841002239

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 23 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,227 (47%)
  • Consumed 4,699 (53%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lamb, Pork, ahi, Basil and Olives, charcuterie, Charred Brussell Spourts, chili, Chorizo, duck, filet mignon

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  274 votes

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