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 497

  • CWilliam wrote:

    September 20, 2020 - PNP and paired with grilled salmon (nice pairing).

    Orange / red color - showing age but not a lot of sediment. Orange rind, sweet tobacco, sweet cherry, and red currants on nose - palate similar. Great mixture of savory and sweet. Medium body, medium+ acidity, integrated tannins and very long finish. Excellent. 92-93

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • guzmana Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 27, 2020 - Beautiful wine!

    1 person found this helpful
  • Harley1199 Likes this wine:

    July 29, 2020 - First of six. After so many mediocre Rioja wines, I already wanted to gather again with a bottle of Ardanza that seemed to be rescued from the past. A wine that is in its real place from the beginning with that crystalline crimson colour with orange edges. On the nose it is spectacular, filling the dining room completely with aromas of flesh, sandalwood, leather, blood orange peel, tobacco leaf, intermingled sweet and spicy spices, ... truly inspiring. Coconut and dill are missing in action. Velvety on the palate with a perfect balance between its medium body structure and a vivid acidity. Medium persistence and a delicious aftertaste. All Rioja is about. Extraordinary. Definitely 2004 is going to be one of my favorite vintages for Ardanza ever. I'll treasure the rest of the bottles under seven seals.

    Primera de una caja de seis. Después de tantos vinos mediocres de rioja ya tenía ganas de reencontrarme con una botella de Ardanza que pareciera rescatada del pasado.
    Un vino que está en su sitio desde un comienzo con ese cristalino color carmesí con ribetes anaranjados.
    En nariz es espectacular, inhundando completamente el comedor con aromas a carne fresca, sándalo, cuero, piel de naranjas sanguinas, hoja de tabaco, especias dulces y picantes entremezcladas, ... realmente inspirador. El coco y el eneldo han desaparecido en combate.
    Aterciopelado al paladar con un perfecto equilibrio entre su estructura de cuerpo medio y una vívida avidez. Persistencia media y delicioso retrogusto. Justo de lo que trata un Rioja. Extraordinaria. Definitivamente 2004 va a ser una de mis añadas favoritas para Ardanza. Atesoraré el resto de botellas bajo siete llaves.

    7 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • chaos Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 14, 2020 - Enjoyed this immensely. Great structure. Integrated oak. Cherry notes. Need to stock up up on a current vintage.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Snowryeder Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 1, 2020 - Drinking very well now and will last for a few more years. Dark berries and delicate earth flavors. Good acidity.

    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 16 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,100 (45%)
  • Consumed 5,035 (55%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lamb, Pork, ahi, Basil and Olives, charcuterie, Charred Brussell Spourts, chili, Chorizo, chorizo and potatoes, Créole BBQ

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97% Like It  286 votes

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