Ysios Reserva 2004

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

$30.00 $23.99
Save $6.01
Item No. 110695
  • red wine
  • WE89
  • WS87
  • ST87
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 13.9%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Attractive ruby red colour. Good intensity on the nose. Ripe, dark fruit aromas with a marked, elegant reminder of toasted oak. Supple and concentrated on the palate with well assembled tannins. Good balance and a long, very persistent finish.

Thanks to its acidity and smooth mouth-feel this wine will go well with virtually any dish. It is a good red wine for oily fish, and of course with meat and game.

Critical Acclaim

"Ysios is the wavy-roofed, Calatrava-designed winery that graces all those postcards from Rioja. But over the years this Pernod Ricard property has struggled with consistency. Nevertheless, the 2004 is probably the best wine to date from Ysios; it offers creamy but fresh berry aromas backed by cherry, raspberry and plum flavors. With mocha and chocolate on the finish, it has a bit of everything that we’re looking for. Just shy of the 90-point range, but like we said, it’s Ysios’ best wine so far."
89 Points

"Smoke and tar notes frame plum, mineral and chocolate flavors in this generous red. Maturing now, but the firm tannins keep it focused. Drink now through 2011. 2,500 cases imported."
87 Points

"Deep red. Ripe cherry and plum aromas are brightened by floral and smoky mineral qualities. Smooth, fleshy and open-knit, offering gently sweet cherry and dark berry flavors and solid grip. Slightly gritty tannins build with air and carry through the focused, juicy finish."
87 Points

Learn About Ysios

The bodega is located in the Carravacas estate (Laguardia) right in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa. The bodega farms a total cultivated area of vineyards that is over 123 acres of Tempranillo with an average age of 25 to 30 years. These vineyards are divided into 12 lots that are harvested by hand and the grapes are vinified separately so that each lot can express all of its...

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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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