La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.145 ratings
9.29 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
"Odedi"

This is a delicious 10 year old Rioja Reserva. Showing a beautiful nose with lots of flowers.

On the palate, red and black fruits with chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs. Dry and spicy.

Long tangy finish with soft tannins.

Needs 60 minutes of airtime to open up properly.

Robert Parker 93 points. Wine Spectator 90 points.

Not fully balanced anymore, but very enjoyable by itself or with food.

A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Aged separately for 36 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$39.

This is a delicious 10 year old Rioja Reserva. Showing a beautiful nose with lots of flowers.

On the palate, red and black fruits with chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs. Dry and spicy.

Long tangy finish with soft tannins.

Needs 60 minutes of airtime to open up properly.

Robert Parker 93 points. Wine Spectator 90 points.

Not fully balanced anymore, but very enjoyable by itself or with food.

A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Aged separately for 36 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$39.

Apr 5th, 2019
Corey Zamora, CSW

Does this winery ever do wrong? So tasty, and fresh as a daisy. Terrific for the price!

Does this winery ever do wrong? So tasty, and fresh as a daisy. Terrific for the price!

Feb 13th, 2019
Liz Hale

Tasty, needed a decant. Green pepper, fennel, wood.

Tasty, needed a decant. Green pepper, fennel, wood.

Oct 24th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Tasty Rioja at the best tapas place in all of Durham, NC...Great pair with roasted pig tail with root vegetables and 35 day dry-aged ribeye!

Tasty Rioja at the best tapas place in all of Durham, NC...Great pair with roasted pig tail with root vegetables and 35 day dry-aged ribeye!

Oct 16th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Always exceptional. I really admire the 2009 but I would prefer some of the vanillin/coconut American oak character to be a bit more woven into the overall picture. Pure red fruit aromas, exotic cedar and spice, sweet tobacco and a hint of balsamic herb. The freshness and silky tannins are delightful, just wait a few years for the aromatics to come together and resolve some of the younger parts. It’s going to be special.

Always exceptional. I really admire the 2009 but I would prefer some of the vanillin/coconut American oak character to be a bit more woven into the overall picture. Pure red fruit aromas, exotic cedar and spice, sweet tobacco and a hint of balsamic herb. The freshness and silky tannins are delightful, just wait a few years for the aromatics to come together and resolve some of the younger parts. It’s going to be special.

Sep 19th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Medium garnet with a pronounced aroma of cedar, vanilla, raspberry and cherry. On the palate, high acidity and medium tannins, with oaky notes of butter, dill, cedar and vanilla with some pleasant cherry and cinnamon in the background. Long finish. Very good.

Medium garnet with a pronounced aroma of cedar, vanilla, raspberry and cherry. On the palate, high acidity and medium tannins, with oaky notes of butter, dill, cedar and vanilla with some pleasant cherry and cinnamon in the background. Long finish. Very good.

Aug 23rd, 2018
Beau Carson

Always my favorite Rioja. So savory and tertiary.

Always my favorite Rioja. So savory and tertiary.

Nov 6th, 2017
Iwan

Wonderful. Red and black fruit on the nose and palate. Secondary notes of cedar chocolate and spice. Medium to full bodied, this is a very rich and opulent Tempranillo blend from Rioja, maintaining freshness all the while.

Wonderful. Red and black fruit on the nose and palate. Secondary notes of cedar chocolate and spice. Medium to full bodied, this is a very rich and opulent Tempranillo blend from Rioja, maintaining freshness all the while.

Jun 12th, 2019
Carlos Gonzalez

Esto Es Vino. No fuss just great juice. Rustic beauty.

Esto Es Vino. No fuss just great juice. Rustic beauty.

May 15th, 2019
Hanibal

way too much oak... fruit is discreet

way too much oak... fruit is discreet

Apr 14th, 2019