Bodegas Roda is a relatively new addition to the Rioja landscape.  Nestled in the Alta Rioja among many grand old Bodegas, Mario Rottlant and Carmen Daurella had a vision of creating a true alta expresión Rioja when they founded Roda in 1987.

The alta expresión movement began as many producers, both new and old, looked at the world wine market and realized that the traditional wines of Rioja were not the style of wine that was winning over media attention. Frankly, that is not surprising. It takes a brave soul to write about the last best thing, but it’s always easy to write about the next best thing.

Our Tasting Panel Tries Roda

Watch Gregory Dal Piaz, Greg Tatar, and Brad Kane taste and debate the qualities of one of Roda's great wines: the 2004 Roda I Reserva. Then read about this dynamic estate and see how their 2003s compare with the 2004s: on Snooth.