La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano

9.22024 ratings
9.2333 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Graciano
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

My contribution for the evening. I’m posting my previous review of this wine below as it’s been consistent the few times I’ve had it over the last 12-18 months. Love these wines!

Youthful. Icredibly perfumed with typical sweet dill and coconut American oak on the nose. Gosh, I could smell this stuff all day. Aside from needing time away, it needs roughly an hour of decanting to hit stride. Tobacco, cherry tart, and great herbal nuances on the finish.

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

My contribution for the evening. I’m posting my previous review of this wine below as it’s been consistent the few times I’ve had it over the last 12-18 months. Love these wines!

Youthful. Icredibly perfumed with typical sweet dill and coconut American oak on the nose. Gosh, I could smell this stuff all day. Aside from needing time away, it needs roughly an hour of decanting to hit stride. Tobacco, cherry tart, and great herbal nuances on the finish.

Sep 11th, 2019
Jay Eagan

This bottle is showing a lot more age than the same bottle I had 2 weeks ago. Lacks some of the finesse of the last one.

This bottle is showing a lot more age than the same bottle I had 2 weeks ago. Lacks some of the finesse of the last one.

Aug 2nd, 2019
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Was tight and needed at least an hour to begin to open, dried cherry, strawberry and good acid. Initially was high toned but as opened became very elegant and wish had more in the bottle when finished.

Was tight and needed at least an hour to begin to open, dried cherry, strawberry and good acid. Initially was high toned but as opened became very elegant and wish had more in the bottle when finished.

Jun 4th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Medium ruby red. Layered nose with dried cherries, twigs, spices and forest floor. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and lots of acidity with a medium plus body. Well balanced even for being so young, notes of cherries, branches, strawberries and minerality. Long and lingering finish with solid acidity. Drink till 2033.

Medium ruby red. Layered nose with dried cherries, twigs, spices and forest floor. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and lots of acidity with a medium plus body. Well balanced even for being so young, notes of cherries, branches, strawberries and minerality. Long and lingering finish with solid acidity. Drink till 2033.

May 21st, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Pillars on which the 5 founding families erected a winery in 1890 built a way of living, feeling and producing wines of the highest quality that continue to evolve. Bright Ruby, complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. Ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky notes on full tannins. Lingering finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value!

Pillars on which the 5 founding families erected a winery in 1890 built a way of living, feeling and producing wines of the highest quality that continue to evolve. Bright Ruby, complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. Ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky notes on full tannins. Lingering finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value!

Apr 22nd, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of berry fruits, subtle spice with fresh earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Can age well, try this in 10 years.

Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of berry fruits, subtle spice with fresh earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Can age well, try this in 10 years.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Pillars of 5 founding families erected a winery in 1890 producing wines of outstanding quality that continue to evolve. Bright Ruby, complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak, not made every year! From Haro, Ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky notes on full, very tight, tannins. Lingering finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has much more aging potential. Great Value!

Pillars of 5 founding families erected a winery in 1890 producing wines of outstanding quality that continue to evolve. Bright Ruby, complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak, not made every year! From Haro, Ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky notes on full, very tight, tannins. Lingering finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has much more aging potential. Great Value!

Mar 18th, 2019
Sommelara

Muy bien añejado, su acidez es placentera y un sabor a fruta deshidrata muy placentero! Un buen año!

Muy bien añejado, su acidez es placentera y un sabor a fruta deshidrata muy placentero! Un buen año!

Feb 28th, 2019
Daron Watson

Pulled the cork and the juice smelled and tasted DELI$H ~ I’ve had many great wines, plenty I’ve rated higher, but the pull-n-pour instant gratification AND appropriate drinking time doesn’t happen often ~ it will age effortlessly for years but I’m not sure one “needs” to cellar more

Pulled the cork and the juice smelled and tasted DELI$H ~ I’ve had many great wines, plenty I’ve rated higher, but the pull-n-pour instant gratification AND appropriate drinking time doesn’t happen often ~ it will age effortlessly for years but I’m not sure one “needs” to cellar more

Feb 14th, 2019
Paco Suro

Young.

Young.

Jan 1st, 2019