1999 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva
"Medium red. Pungent floral, spicy aromas of strawberry, raspberry and vanilla, with a topnote of blood orange. Silky, lush and sweet, the deep red fruit flavors nicely complemented by suave oak notes. Finishing red berry flavors are nicely framed by gentle tannins. This is very suave, with striking clarity and sweetness."International Wine Cellar
Wine.comThis blend of Tempranillo (75%) and Granacha (25%) is deep cherry red. The aroma is a perfect harmony from ripe fruit and the maturation in American oak casks. The flavor is powerful, spicy, round, enveloping and vigorous. All the varied flavours are bound together in elegant harmony. The aftertaste is long, pleasurable and insistent The fine colour, good extract, high alcoholic content and ideal pH and acidity lead us to believe that this vintage will turn out to be one of the great Rioja vintages. The determining factor was the weather. The winter was milder and drier than usual. Growth started early but was slowed by cold weather in April. The summer weather was ideal so that the grapes were ready for picking very early, during the first fortnight of September.
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rmorphycasa Porcheta Nov 30, 09
ralphd15Tried in Spain 2007