La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Rioja DOCa Spain 2009

La Rioja Alta's Vina Ardanza Reserva is one of the most classic, traditionally made Riojas. The wine is rich and complex. Intense red fruit of Tempranillo is balanced with a freshness of Garnacha. Smooth and velvety tannins, long finish. A classic, great value wine.

Drink now - 2025

Type: Red Producer: La Rioja Alta Appellation: Rioja DOCa Vintage: 2008 Grape: 80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha Country: Spain Region: Rioja Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 14,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfites

(€27,33 / liter)

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93+ points, Wine Advocate
There are notes of stewed meat, cured leather, cloves, other spices and an overall balsamic character. The palate feels solid, consistent, nicely built, with abundant tannins and good balancing acidity. This should stand up to food and be able to develop in bottle. —by Luis Gutierrez
90 points, Wine Spectator
A plush texture carries cherry, strawberry, vanilla, tea and spice flavors in this traditional red. Light tannins and orange peel acidity keep this lively and focused. Spicy and floral notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2028.
96 points James Suckling
93 points Guia Penin
95 points Tim Atkin