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La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Rioja
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Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) After a year without getting Garnacha grapes of sufficient quality to make the Viña Ardanza, in 2007 we found that both this grape variety and the Tempranillo were optimal. The Tempranillo grapes (80%) come from our 30-year-old La Cuesta and Montecillo vineyards, located in Fuenmayor y Cenicero. The Garnacha grapes (20%) come from old, goblet-trained vines planted at an altitude of 600 m in Tudelilla (Rioja Baja), in plots adjacent to our Finca La Pedriza vineyard.

Winemaker's Notes

"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

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/07/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 92 on Apr-94
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/15/94