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La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000
La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2000
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Tempranillo, Grenache
Region: Spain » Rioja
Producer: La Rioja Alta
Alcohol: 13.2%
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La Rioja Alta

Medium-high cherry red robe, with orange tinted tones on the edge of the glass, clear and brilliant. Intense and complex to the nose. Wild berry aromas predominate, blended with hints of coconut, cinnamon, tobacco and leather. Full-bodied and well structured to the palate, with silky and enveloping tannins. Long after-taste acquired from its lengthy time in bottle, where its elegant bouquet gains in intensity. This Viña Ardanza continues to evolve without losing its traditional qualities.

Wine Advocate

The 2000 Reserva Vina Ardanza has 25% Garnacha blended with the Tempranillo. Light to medium ruby, it delivers an enticing bouquet of cedar, spice box, leather, forest floor, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a ripe, moderately dense wine with complex flavors and excellent balance. Drink this tasty effort through 2015.

La Rioja Alta continues to be one of the benchmarks for traditionally produced Rioja. What the wines may lack in power, they make up for in finesse and complexity. The winery has just released its first "modern-styled" Rioja, called Marques de Haro, and it is a success.

Score: 90. —Jay Miller, February 2008.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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