La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.229 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Robin Clasper

Sommelier/Wine Director Georgetown Wines, Blogger PullCorks

9.2

Delicious. Elegance and grace with more tertiary aromas showing spice and earth and bricks. Reminiscent of more feminine Brunelli. Drinking very nicely don't hold it in your cellar much longer.

Delicious. Elegance and grace with more tertiary aromas showing spice and earth and bricks. Reminiscent of more feminine Brunelli. Drinking very nicely don't hold it in your cellar much longer.

Mar 31st, 2016
Gustavo Martin

What a piece! Even losing its fruit it has gain great complexity and huge deep animal and earthy aromas...

What a piece! Even losing its fruit it has gain great complexity and huge deep animal and earthy aromas...

May 5th, 2015
Matt Ryan

Love this savory style. Lots of dusty cherry and espresso bean. Nicely together on a beautiful 15 year old wine.

Love this savory style. Lots of dusty cherry and espresso bean. Nicely together on a beautiful 15 year old wine.

Mar 17th, 2015
Shannon Marie Latting

Stewed red cherries & strawberries, forest floor, and sweet vanilla. Outstanding!

Stewed red cherries & strawberries, forest floor, and sweet vanilla. Outstanding!

Aug 22nd, 2014
Carol Howard

Late post from my bday bash! Year 2000 in magnum...still partying like it's 1999!

Late post from my bday bash! Year 2000 in magnum...still partying like it's 1999!

Aug 5th, 2014
Lauren Duda

Couchbase SKO fy20. This was my favorite wine in Barcelona a few years ago!

Couchbase SKO fy20. This was my favorite wine in Barcelona a few years ago!

Mar 1st, 2019
Ashwin Muthiah

The first thing that grabs you about this beauty is the lively acidity - still present and poignant many years after bottling. Candied plums, blackberries, dark cherry, toast, tobacco, and some leather on the nose. Light body with supple, delicate tannins. Hints of baking spices and cured meat in the finish.

The first thing that grabs you about this beauty is the lively acidity - still present and poignant many years after bottling. Candied plums, blackberries, dark cherry, toast, tobacco, and some leather on the nose. Light body with supple, delicate tannins. Hints of baking spices and cured meat in the finish.

Jul 25th, 2018
Paul Woolls

2000 vintage. Beautiful nose with some cedar, clove. Length and balanced.

2000 vintage. Beautiful nose with some cedar, clove. Length and balanced.

Sep 12th, 2017
Alexandra Wood

Game changer

Game changer

Apr 6th, 2016
Michelle Nyland

Always nice... Barely showing its age.

Always nice... Barely showing its age.

Jan 3rd, 2015