La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano

9.245 ratings
9.03 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
Elizabeth

Sweet juicy cherries and dried prunes, spices on the nose; spicy on the palate, with good balance of acidity and tannins, thick with cherries and a bit of wood and vanilla. Long finish. Powerful wine.

Sweet juicy cherries and dried prunes, spices on the nose; spicy on the palate, with good balance of acidity and tannins, thick with cherries and a bit of wood and vanilla. Long finish. Powerful wine.

Jul 4th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Ruby with complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. Blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. On the palate ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky earthy notes on full tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value!

Ruby with complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. Blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. On the palate ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky earthy notes on full tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value!

May 25th, 2020
Big Wave Dave

I wanted to like this more. Faint cork taint? Took alot of time to open, and was then all primal sweet fruit, with lots of@acidity and powdery tannin. Needs time?

I wanted to like this more. Faint cork taint? Took alot of time to open, and was then all primal sweet fruit, with lots of@acidity and powdery tannin. Needs time?

May 16th, 2020
Adam Lilly

liked it; needed to open up

liked it; needed to open up

May 13th, 2020
James K

Good, but not memorable. Suffered from an all-star lineup for comparison.

Good, but not memorable. Suffered from an all-star lineup for comparison.

Feb 8th, 2020
Morgan Frederick

A favorite - rich with flavors of berries, leather and herbs

A favorite - rich with flavors of berries, leather and herbs

Jan 20th, 2020
Joel Brunk

Unreal. Soft mouthfeel, blueberries and floral notes are what immediately comes to mind. Structure of tannins and acidity are perfect and finish is incredible. Can’t wait to try again and again.

Bought at favorite wine store in SF

Unreal. Soft mouthfeel, blueberries and floral notes are what immediately comes to mind. Structure of tannins and acidity are perfect and finish is incredible. Can’t wait to try again and again.

Bought at favorite wine store in SF

Jan 2nd, 2020
Jeff Choy

Tasted very tight when opened but after half an hour the wine tasted absolutely smooth.

Tasted very tight when opened but after half an hour the wine tasted absolutely smooth.

Dec 31st, 2019
Mike Toms

2010 vintage, drunk 2019

2010 vintage, drunk 2019

Dec 25th, 2019
Jeff Hasmann

Unbelievable wine that shows the best of traditional Rioja. Layer after layer of complex flavors evolve with each sip. Mid-palate is silky with pronounced acidity and lingering finish. The aromas and savory flavors are strong and varied - red fruit, sage, balsamic, cedar, lavender, violets, tobacco. The 2010 vintage in Rioja was magnificent and this wine shows it off very well. At 9 years old, this is completely enjoyable now, but will get even better with 10 years in the cellar. I’d expect this wine to last 3 decades or more. 2010 vintage on Dec 3, 2019

Unbelievable wine that shows the best of traditional Rioja. Layer after layer of complex flavors evolve with each sip. Mid-palate is silky with pronounced acidity and lingering finish. The aromas and savory flavors are strong and varied - red fruit, sage, balsamic, cedar, lavender, violets, tobacco. The 2010 vintage in Rioja was magnificent and this wine shows it off very well. At 9 years old, this is completely enjoyable now, but will get even better with 10 years in the cellar. I’d expect this wine to last 3 decades or more. 2010 vintage on Dec 3, 2019

Dec 24th, 2019