The 2001 La Rioja Ata Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial has gotten a lot of play on Snooth over the past few months, and it's all justly deserved. This is one of the buys of the year, readily available well under $30 a bottle. It's a wine that is drinking well today and can be cellared for a decade or longer. It's from a killer vintage and received the rarely used "Reserva Especial" moniker, which in itself means nothing, though it does add to the bottle's curb appeal. Even though the wording could be meaningless, in this case, it's truly being used to denote a special wine. Give yourself a gift of a bottle or three and see if you don't agree.
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