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  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

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  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 1998

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    Sour cherry and super gentle forest floor tones are meet by incipient mushroom notes on the nose all wrapped up in nicely burnished cranberry and raspberry fruit. This is super supple in the mouth with a gorgeous mouthfeel, elegant, refined, and oh so balanced. Theres tons of black cherry fruit here along with black tea, and soft carob notes tha... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • With the holidays fast approaching, this is the time of the year when most of ... and chunky style. 90pts2004 La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva $30Deep leather, white flower, subtle orange peel and sour red cherries greet the nose with hints of tobacco, ash, vanilla, dill and spicy wood making for a beautiful perfume. There’s a hint of early wo... Read More

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  • Rioja Alta Arana Reserv 2004

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    Deep leather, white flower, subtle orange peel and sour red cherries greet the nose with hints of tobacco, ash, vanilla, dill and spicy wood making for a beautiful perfume. Theres a hint of early wood sweetness here, yet this is soft and elegant in the mouth. The red fruits are accented by bright acidity and lovely polished tannins. A deep wild ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890 2004

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    A bit tight on the nose with subtle notions of spicy wild berry fruits and dusty, dry leather. A little lactic, this shows some raw wood qualities on the nose, as well. The wine is almost velvety on entry and is totally integrated if a bit tight, with some early blueberry fruit and layered wood spice accents. There has lovely purity to the fruit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

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    Wine review by Ron5953


  • La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Riserva 2005

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    Wine review by Litig8r75


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

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    Blue and black fruit notes on the nose along with a complex aromas of cinnamon, balsamic reduction, black cherry and lavender. Medium bodied, showing some nice age with flavors of earthy, dusty blue and black fruit with some suggestions of red berries as well. Light hints of truffle, coffee and a savory quality. Really drinking nicely!92 pts.... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

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    Wine review by drsint


  • La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001

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    Disappointing. Closed nose, woody when it began to open. On the palate, the fruit was severly masked by the oak and herb flavors. Read More

    Wine review by cabluvr


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