Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Gran Reserva 2001

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

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Item No. 105222
  • ST89
  • W&S89
  • WS88
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby-red with a brick-red rim. Aromas of dried plum with hints of stewed fruit. Lively in the mouth with a lingering finish of raisins, sweetening its spicy side and in harmony with the oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark red. A complex bouquet displays scents of cherry, redcurrant, tobacco, cedar and dried rose, along with a smoky overtone. A sweet vanilla quality adds richness to the firm red fruit and musky herb flavors, with notes of mocha and chewing tobacco emerging on the back end. Fully mature Rioja with good finishing lift, clarity and sweet persistence."
89 Points

"Oak spice scents of cinnamon and vanilla sweeten this soft, mature 2001. Its warm flavors of roasted fig and caramel last, while the slight harshness of the tannin will meld with braised pork shoulder. "
89 Points

"This maturing red offers dried cherry, tobacco, cedar and sanguine flavors that turn spicy on the finish. The tannins are firm but well-integrated. Drink now. "
88 Points

Learn About Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Map ItMap It

Our winery, which has recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic in Rioja. At Bodegas Ramon Bilbao we produce the highest quality matured wines, thus increasing both the Denominacion de Origin's and our founder's prestige. Our daily work is based on using the best prime materials, which we choose with the greatest care: grapes from 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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