• La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva Rioja 2007 97

    La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva Rioja 2007

    Top 100 Wine of 2016

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    Top 100 Wine of 2016 Wine Spectator

    97pts James Suckling

    95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    93pts Wine Spectator

    James Suckling: "Wonderful purity of fruit with a strawberry, currant and plum character. Full and velvety body with ultra-fine tannins and a delicious fresh and fruity finish. Classic Rioja style. Que lindo! Drink now." Oct 2016

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
    :  "This wants to be the classic Gran Reserva--polished, silky and elegant, with aging potential. It is a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo aged for four years in well-seasoned American oak barrels, with eight manual rackings. I found that the freshness of the vintage and its relatively young age gave the wine a youngish character that I loved, combining developed notes of meat, spices, leather and balsam with almost cherry-like aromas. The palate feels balanced and elegant, with fine-grained and fully resolved tannins and great acidity. This vintage of 904 surprised me! Drink date: 2016-2027." Aug 2016

    Wine Spectator:  Designated Top 100 Wine of 2015.  "This supple red delivers bright, focused flavors of dried cherry, orange peel, vanilla, sandalwood, tobacco and spice, with light tannins and fresh acidity. An elegant rendering of the traditional style. Drink now through 2022." Dec 2016

    Winery:  "Cherry-red with a ruby rim; clean, bright and lively. Highly complex nose with a creamy bouquet and spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla, powder chocolate, snuff box and a background of undergrowth that lead to stewed red fruit and cherry liqueur. Tasty in the mouth, with good texture, balanced and fresh on the palate with elegant, tamed tannins. Outstandingly long, persistent and refined finish with notes of sweet tobacco, cedar and spice, cherry liqueur and coffee caramel aftertaste. A classic Rioja which stands out for its freshness and great bottle ageing potential."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork
    Varietal 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
    Alcohol 
     13.5%
    Total Acidity
     6.5g/L
    pH 3.56
    Aging 4 year old American oak
    Region La Rioja Alta, Spain