La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano

9.3111 ratings
9.319 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
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
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
Paco Suro

Young.

Young.

Jan 1st, 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 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.

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 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.

Dec 28th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Classic mature tempranillo with plenty of Cherry and leather but for my taste the vanilla and coconut of American oak are overpowering at this stage. May be better in a couple of years

Classic mature tempranillo with plenty of Cherry and leather but for my taste the vanilla and coconut of American oak are overpowering at this stage. May be better in a couple of years

Oct 7th, 2018
James Forsyth

The young sommelier who sipped this moments ahead of me said simply, "coconut cake". His tasting note was spot on.

The young sommelier who sipped this moments ahead of me said simply, "coconut cake". His tasting note was spot on.

Sep 20th, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

Barnyard and dirt! Soft wet mushrooms and truffles. Showing nice age oxidation present in a good way!

Barnyard and dirt! Soft wet mushrooms and truffles. Showing nice age oxidation present in a good way!

Aug 22nd, 2018
Anthony Lombardi

Third night of Memoriall Day weekend at Seabrook, WA. Classically powerful & structures dark fruit. Nose is a great mix of smoke & plums which persists. This has years ahead, but shines with some air & food. A truly great wine.

Third night of Memoriall Day weekend at Seabrook, WA. Classically powerful & structures dark fruit. Nose is a great mix of smoke & plums which persists. This has years ahead, but shines with some air & food. A truly great wine.

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