La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2004
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La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2004
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Tempranillo, Grenache
Region: Spain » Rioja
Producer: La Rioja Alta
Alcohol: 13.6%
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Wine Spectator "Highly Recommended!" #22 on the WS Top "100 Wines of 2013" List! Clean, bright dark-cherry red of medium depth with a pink rim. Notably expressive nose with spicy notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cloves and fine wood aromas against a background of ripe dark fruit. It is a wellstructured, balanced wine with a lively, enticing freshness that combines with polished tannins to fill the mouth with pleasurable sensations. Long aftertaste, marked by the subtlety of a brand whose traditional elegance, complexity and aromatic power are particularly enriched in this vintage.

Wine Spectator

Cedar. tobacco and spice hints frame dried cherry, berry and vanilla notes in this silty red. The flavors mingle nicely, framed by juicy acidity and light but firm tannins. The wine has a lovely, weightless intensity. A fine example of the
traditional style. Drink now through 2020.

Score: 94. —Kim Marcus, September 30, 2013.

Wine Advocate

The 2004 Vina Ardanza is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha from 30-year-old vines in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. It is aged for 36 months in four-year-old American oak. It has a very enticing bouquet with dark cherry, Christmas cake, dried fig and espresso with fine delineation and bags of exuberance. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins, underpinned by a keen citric thread that cuts through the licorice-tinged, dark berry and allspice-tinged fruit with style. It is simply delicious on the bittersweet finish. Drink now-2020+

Score: 93. —Neal Martin, August 2012.

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