Roda DOC Reserva 2003

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Spicy and earthy aromas up front for this pretty serious wine. It's full of black tarry fruit, kalamata olive, and tart fresh acidity.

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Winery: Bodegas Roda
Color: Red
Varietal: 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

Member Reviews for Roda DOC Reserva

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3.00 5
03/05/2010

Spicy and earthy aromas up front for this pretty serious wine. It's full of black tarry fruit, kalamata olive, and tart fresh acidity.

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
03/05/2010

currants on the nose, spice and blackberries with raspberry on the palate combined with the peppery, spice notes, fine tannic acidic structure


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
03/05/2010

Super ripe and round ripe cherry fruit on the nose with a touch of funky straw. Tastes exactly how I hoped it would - medium to full boded with oak, eucalyptus, and a ripe fruity well-balanced structure. Peppery and leathery toward the finish. Lovely lovely.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
03/05/2010

Rich, ripe, dense and fruity nose of black cherry, molasses and banana peel. A big wine, with plump juicy plum flavors bursting out. Nice vanillin from the oak before a slightly phenolic, hot finish. Solid


Snooth User: Carly Wray
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3.00 5
03/05/2010

The nose is a dusty road lined with shriveling black cherry, barnyard notes of straw and dill limn the edges. Well-balanced but tough-talking: it's big, juicy, and tired of your nonsense. Warm oak and spice through to the finish.


Snooth User: Floyd Mills
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4.00 5
03/11/2010

This is real modern winemaking...all about the fruit and balance...instead of tired over-oaked and dried up...this wine is a delight


External Reviews for Roda DOC Reserva

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Roda I Reserva 2003: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, Dekantier-Empfehlung, lagerfähig mehr als 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2003Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: RiojaWeingut: RodaRebsorte: 100% TempranilloRestzucker: 2 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2010

Roda Reserva 2003: Ein Wein der sich sehr offen präsentiert mit einer sanften Säure und einem reifem Tannin mit würziger Frucht in der Nase. Er passt ausgezeichnet zu mittelschweren bis kräftigen Schmorgerichten aus Rind und Huhn und zu kross gebratenem Fisch oder Riesengarnelen.Weingut: RodaRegion: RiojaRebsorte: Tempranillo, GarnachaInhalt: 0.75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,75 g/lRestsüße: 1 g/lLagerfähigkeit: sieben bis zehn Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: zwölf Monate in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C Rotwein > Spanien > Rioja



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