Roda 1 Rioja Reserva 2006

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Cherry, floral and meaty aromas. Nice sweet fruit flavors here, good fresh acidity, a nice clean wine with a tarry oaky rustic finish that has a hint of eucalyptus.

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Winery: Bodegas Roda
Color: Red
Variety: Tempranillo
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Bodegas Roda:
At this particular moment, Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella came to La Rioja, with the passionate commitment to create a project that would bring something new to the wine world. In the Rioja, where there seemed to be nothing left to achieve, in Haro’s world famous century-old Barrio de la Estacion district, on a terrace jutting into one of the bends in the Ebro river, the beginning of ... Read more
At this particular moment, Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella came to La Rioja, with the passionate commitment to create a project that would bring something new to the wine world. In the Rioja, where there seemed to be nothing left to achieve, in Haro’s world famous century-old Barrio de la Estacion district, on a terrace jutting into one of the bends in the Ebro river, the beginning of this whole adventure was to take place. What better way to personalize a new project than to name it after the initials of Mario’s and Carmen’s surnames, RO-DA. The first months were made up of making contacts and performing trials; and in 1991 the philosophy of the winery was established. The formation of a high-powered technical team was the best short term means of becoming leading experts among Rioja’s wineries. Only the indigenous red grape varieties, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano were used. There is total respect for the concept of the vintage, wines from other years are never added to homogenise or freshen up a vintage. Only wines made at our winery are bottled, we never buy-in wine from other cellars. Wines that bring out the very essence of their terroir, the vineyard, soil, climate, landscape, wines made to be enjoyed. There is no hurry to get a return on investment. The constant aim is, with time, to be recognised as producers of one of the greatest wines in the world. In this way, all the means will subsequently be gained to achieve our aims. Twenty or so carefully supervised blocks of vines, spread out among the best eco-systems of the area, from which the 17 best are vinified each year. Old vines are used, guaranteeing the best quality Tempranillo and Grenache grapes. An evaluation system for bought-in grapes was introduced that had never existed before. Harvesting is done in small crates and the first sorting table in the Rioja was introduced here. The vinification takes place in temperature controlled oak vats. Ageing is in 100% French oak barrels. We are committed to research and development, which enables us to head international projects through our active R&D department. In all, an exciting project which we invite you all to discover. Read less

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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 03/05/2010

Cherry, floral and meaty aromas. Nice sweet fruit flavors here, good fresh acidity, a nice clean wine with a tarry oaky rustic finish that has a hint of eucalyptus.

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 03/05/2010

slight earth, meaty, mushrooms with dark fruit components seeping through the complex aromas. the palate offers more red fruits, berries and spice, hot earth like finish


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 03/05/2010

Cherry chalky sweet complex nose. Medium-full bodied with ripe jammy fruit, a measured amount of oak, and an intriguing buttery slightly spicy finish. Really love this.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 10/21/2007

A slow start, but it kicks in. Very thick, dripping with dark fruits. Needs to age. Excellent finish - very powerful. (Tasted as part of a marathon at the Wines from Spain trade event.)


Snooth User: Carly Wray
196958852
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/05/2010

A city girl with country roots: Delicate almost-prune and wildflowers on the nose, petal soft in the mouth with fresh touches of wet weeds, eucalyptus, and distant smoke beneath the pleasing red fruit. Balanced, gentle & lovely.


Snooth User: akops41
30190457
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 11/08/2007

very oaky. lots of dried cherries and black currants on the palate. a more international style rioja. very delicious


Snooth User: tmuret
664540114
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/13/2011

VARIETIES: 85% Tempranillo, 4% Garnacha, 11% Graciano. 30 years old vines; 1,5 Kg. per vine. AGEING: In French oak barrels. 50% new and 50% one wine. 16 months in barrel and 20 months in bottle. The Rioja region of Spain produces one of the world's finest, and most long lived wines; Rioja. Rioja's renaissance, in the latter half of the 19th century, was a direct result of the phyloxera bug that decimated vineyards around the globe. The wines here actually have much more in common with Chianti. Both wines are blend relying heavily on one grape, in this case Tempranillo. Like Chianti's Sangiovese, Tempranillo usually produces a relatively high acid wine of medium to medium-full body. Tempranillo tends to produce wines with a dusty, leathery edge to its raspberry and blackberry fruit tones. With additions of Graciano, Mazuela and Grancha, the wines of Rioja can take on additional layers of flavor and aroma, but the tradition of extended oak aging for Rioja's great wines contributes to an even more obvious imprint. The predominant aromas of this Rioja are: red berry fruit or black fruit and oak in the background, almost imperceptible. Sweet spices and mineral notes bringing complexity, balsamic touches giving freshness. The palate is where this great wine shows through; Full, ample, with definition. Savoury, fresh fruit flavour, long, with sweet, softly integrated tannins, a sensation of volume and freshness as aftertate an expensive wine at $48 per bottle but worth it a definitve buy!


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