Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo Rioja Rioja Gran Reserva 2004

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Nice dark purple color. Aromas range from resiny, to pruny, to something like anise. Very pleasing initial palate. There is some fruit here--bla... Read more

Bearing in mind that the wine may be entering a "dumb" period where the nose is a bit poky to open, there is the usual stewed preserved plums and c... Read more

Great wine for the price. Good flavors. Read more

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Snooth User: EMark
3.50 5

Nice dark purple color. Aromas range from resiny, to pruny, to something like anise. Very pleasing initial palate. There is some fruit here--blackberry as much as anything--but it doesn't take over. Some dusty earthiness. Nice acid tartness. Firm supporting tannin. US$19.99 at Costco last summer.

Snooth User: zufrieden
4.00 5

Bearing in mind that the wine may be entering a "dumb" period where the nose is a bit poky to open, there is the usual stewed preserved plums and clean rubber in evidence. Not much complexity on the nostrils but upon entry there is a buttery, pie crust richness with almost no tannin austerity. The pie filling has, as it were, a most satisfying bramble-berry center and the finish is smooth and long. A very expertly made wine; a veritable poor man's Chateauneuf de Pape.

Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
4.00 5

Great wine for the price. Good flavors.

Snooth User: VegasOenophile
4.00 5

A harmonius blending of grenache and syrah from the Rhone. I got it for about $14 at my local liquor store and went back for a third and fourth and fifth bottle. It's a great everyday drinking bottle filled with ripe fruits and just a bit of the peppery character grenache adds. Very nice bottle at a modest price.

Snooth User: basilwino
3.00 5

A fairly decent Spanish red blend for the money.

Snooth User: jasonkauf
3.50 5

Really luscious, super sweet with bursts of berry.

Snooth User: andredegrace
3.50 5

Vintage rating : 93E Predicted year : 2013+ (Should reach maximum ageing potential at around 2013, but will keep great for another 10 plus years). RP - 91pts. Upon tasting, I was surprised to see that it was of an intense ruby colour and still quite dark considering the almost 10 years in the bottle. This hints that it could be further aged for a while without loosing it's flavour such as; on the nose, it still had very ripe red fruits - strawberry and cherry, in the mouth the tannins still offer a great kick with spices and black pepper. Again in the mouth, the ripe red fruits reveal to be more akin to plums. The balance is quite superb with acidity that rounds things off with the spices and tannins.

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Clear, bright ruby. The nose is fresh with a slight aroma of licorice with consistent texture and persistent aroma. Smooth, fresh and persistent.

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Dinastia Vivanco Reserva Tinto 2004: Ein klares und tiefes Rot, welches an saftige Schwarzkirschen erinnert, erfüllt das Glas mit Farbe. Das komplexe Bukett lässt den Duft von eingekochten Früchten, mineralischen Noten, Vanille von neuer Eiche und dezenten würzigen Nuancen miteinander verschmelzen. Die eleganten Tannine sind perfekt eingebunden. Insgesamt präsentiert dieser körperreiche Rotwein eine gute Säurestruktur und balsamische Noten. Das Finale erfreut mit einer wunderbaren Komplexität und Eleganz. Ein Wein mit einem guten Reifepotential.Er sollte rechtzeitig dekantiert werden, mindestens eine Stunde vor dem Servieren und ist dann ein perfekter Solist.Weingut: Dinastia VivancoRegion: RiojaRebsorte: 90% Tempranillo, 10% GracianoInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,0 g/lRestsüße: 2,0 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift (24 Monate)  Rotwein > Spanien > Rioja

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Dunkel rubinrote Farbe, Bukett von schwarzen Beeren, feine, süsse Edelholznoten, etwas Eukalyptus. Im Gaumen viel dunkle Frucht, Barriquenoten, feine Süsse, Mengen von saftigen Fruchttanninen mit gut eingebundener Säure. Ein wuchtiger, lang nachhallender Wein, wie aus einem Guss gemacht. Trotz grosser Konzentration von eindrücklicher Eleganz.

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Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Quintessence 2004 and all other premium wine from Chateau Pesquie available at discounted prices at We also carry many other premium wine lables from France and all over the world.

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Wine Advocate ReviewA good value, slightly better as well as more complex than the Terrasses, is the 2004 Pesquie Quintessence, a blend of 80% Syrah from 40-year-old vines and 20% Grenache from 80-year-old vines, all in the cooler northern zone in the Cotes du Ventoux appellation. This wine is aged in French oak for 12 months then bottled unfined and unfiltered. Dense ruby/purple to the rim with a big, sweet nose of graphite, black currant liqueur, licorice, as well as smoke, flowers, and barbecue spice, it is full-bodied, has superb fruit, beautiful texture, and a long, heady finish.

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A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2004 Bilbao, Ramon Rioja Gran Reserva 750ml

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Cubillo is Lopez’s answer to Rioja Crianza. Following the style of all their wines, this wine could be labeled a class above - as a Reserva - but they keep it a Crianza. It compares to most other Rioja wineries’ Reservas since the wine is aged for three years in oak, followed by another two to three years in bottle. The resulting wine is fruit-forward but with very developed, older-wine aromas of cherries and spices.

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Winemaker's Notes:

Only hand harvested ' this traditional' 'old world ' ' style Rioja is bright ruby in color ' the nose exhibits fresh aromas with a smooth fresh and persistent finish.Perfect with all meat dishes tapas and charcuterie.[65% Tempranillo 25% Garnacha (Grenache) 5% Mazuelo (Carignan) 5% Graciano]

Tasting Notes:

Dark cherry red colour with touches of brick red reminding us of its time spent ageing in barrel. Aromas of mature black and red fruit, as well as sweet creamy, balsamic and toffee notes. Good balance between the ageing nuances lent by extended maturation, and the ubiquitous fruit aromas. Good intensity and balance, soft, round tannins, and a long finish with hints of toast and liquorice.

<p>Made from 65% Tempranillo, 25% Grenache, and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, this dry Spanish is aged 3 years in barrels before being bottled.</p>


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Dietary Information: Organic

Aged 30 months in Oak.

Aged 36 months in Bottle.

Notes: This wine was then aged in 50% new oak barrels, and 50% second use barrels, for a period of 24 months, and then a further 4 months in larger oak vats to improve the homogenisation and integration of the ageing flavours. After this period of oak maturation, the wine spent a further 24 months completing its ageing in bottle before release.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14%
Sugar: 2.00 g/l grams per liter Total Acidity: .65 grams per liter

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