2004 51630 Ondarre Rioja Reserva
Bodegas Ondarre is located in Viana, a historic town 8 kilometres from Logroño (La Rioja), rich in tradition, still preserving traces of its medieval fortress. Its name comes from a hundred-year old country house, the property of the founders of the wine cellar. Production is solely composed of Reservas, Cask-fermented Whites and Cava sparkling wines, with a limited number of bottles. Wines of fine quality which Bodegas Ondarre want to consolidate among the most exceptional palates. Bodegas Ondarre have the most advanced vinification technology. Ageing is in new American- or French-oak read more...casks. The bodega has made special efforts to renew its stock of barrels so as to obtain this marked character in its wines which is giving them so much prestige. This wine is traditionally styled Rioja, smooth, ripe and subtle with the added complexity of vanilla and well integrated tannins in a long finish. (hide)
SWS 91 - Wine Spectator 91 Points Black cherry, licorice, smoke, tobacco and tar notes mingle in this firm, lively red. Maturing now, but shows balance and length. Still fresh, this brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2016. 30,000 cases made.-TM
Vintage ChartRating for Spain-Dominiaciones de Origen (DO)-Rioja: 95 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>
User Tasting Note
Tony194989. very rich taste of Tempranillo. would be great with steak. not a light weight wine. very good for this grape which I moderately like.
ptolan#58 Top 100 Wines - Wine Spectator !
jarenacomplex but light tasting