Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja 2003

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

$85.00 $69.99
Save $15.01
Item No. 96724
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP93
  • ST93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Pitch black in color and posseses by far the most interesting Spanish nose of tobacco and cigar. Very complex, with notes of truffles, black currant. The finish is very dry, but complex with blackberry and blueberry, nice long finish. Filled with purity and complexity. Pure silk, AMAZING wine.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2003 Remirez de Ganuza is dark crimson-colored with a brooding bouquet of mineral, blackberry, and lack cherry. Layered, rich, and intense, the wine will evolve for 5-7 years while gaining complexity. It will be at its best from 2015-2025. "
93 Points

"Inky violet. Coconutty oak and raspberry on the nose. Impressively deep, sweet red berry preserve flavors are framed by supple tannins and brightened by a zesty cracked pepper quality. Stains the palate, finishing sweet and with outstanding persistence. The hang time of this is pretty amazing."
93 Points

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Learn About Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Map ItMap It

This Fernando Remirez de Ganuza's almost 60 hectares of parcels that have been acquiring are distributed in four localities of Alava Rioja: Samaniego, Leza, Elciego, and Laguardia. In Remirez de Ganuza, one works with fifty hectares of tempranillo (90%) and graciano (10%) located in privileged enclaves of the Alava vineyard. The deciding factors to obtain a great wine are: the...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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