La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano

9.2423 ratings
9.270 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
Steven Gullo

Ready to go. Elegant, soft structure and extremely aromatic. Notes of dill, vanilla, dried plums, and tobacco. Color shows age development and nose has some tertiary qualities but will cellar well for next 10+ years

Ready to go. Elegant, soft structure and extremely aromatic. Notes of dill, vanilla, dried plums, and tobacco. Color shows age development and nose has some tertiary qualities but will cellar well for next 10+ years

Jun 28th, 2018
Tim Herrmann

Decanted for an hour, this was intensely aromatic with a complex melange of flavors--vanilla, figs, cherries, green olives, tobacco leaf, cinnamon, and chalky dust--while staying light on its feet with refreshing acidity, resolved, silky tannins, and medium body. Even at this price, I'd call this a value.

Decanted for an hour, this was intensely aromatic with a complex melange of flavors--vanilla, figs, cherries, green olives, tobacco leaf, cinnamon, and chalky dust--while staying light on its feet with refreshing acidity, resolved, silky tannins, and medium body. Even at this price, I'd call this a value.

5 people found it helpfulJan 18th, 2015
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

9.5

2004. Drink now if you're impatient. It's delicious. But drink in 10 years if you're a better man than I.

2004. Drink now if you're impatient. It's delicious. But drink in 10 years if you're a better man than I.

4 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Wow! Velvet, dark currants, mocha, caramel, dark chocolate, saddle-wood, underbrush, gravel, stones & elegance that only happens with this much time forward. Round acidity and beautiful balance and finish.

Stupidly good with our Tri-tip!!!

Photos of; my visits to Bodega La Rioja, their well backlit tasting bar, outside patio and large oak barrels that were assembled inside the Bodega more than 100 years ago...they’re that big and have required many repairs over the years.

Wow! Velvet, dark currants, mocha, caramel, dark chocolate, saddle-wood, underbrush, gravel, stones & elegance that only happens with this much time forward. Round acidity and beautiful balance and finish.

Stupidly good with our Tri-tip!!!

Photos of; my visits to Bodega La Rioja, their well backlit tasting bar, outside patio and large oak barrels that were assembled inside the Bodega more than 100 years ago...they’re that big and have required many repairs over the years.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2020
Mick Eddy

Let it breathe, excellent.

Let it breathe, excellent.

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2015
Karen Rasmussen

Simply gorgeous. Drank at Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastián.

Simply gorgeous. Drank at Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastián.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2015
Neil Schlecht

Who loves old school Rioja? I do, I do! 2004, a baby.

Who loves old school Rioja? I do, I do! 2004, a baby.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Red wine of the night for sure. Beautiful, classic Rioja made in the traditional style. This could last another 20 years and be just as gorgeous.

Red wine of the night for sure. Beautiful, classic Rioja made in the traditional style. This could last another 20 years and be just as gorgeous.

Oct 31st, 2016
Charlie Evans

Out of a magnum. Good but not as good as the 2005 the night before.

Out of a magnum. Good but not as good as the 2005 the night before.

Aug 17th, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.1

Nicely evolved, with abundant aromas of hung game, tobacco, lapsang souchong, and truffle. Ripe and mature red fruit. Silky, mostly resolved tannins.

Nicely evolved, with abundant aromas of hung game, tobacco, lapsang souchong, and truffle. Ripe and mature red fruit. Silky, mostly resolved tannins.

Oct 27th, 2015