Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja 2004

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $76.99
Item No. 104721
  • ST93
  • RP91
  • WS90
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Manual harvesting into 12-kilo crates of grapes from vineyards with an average age of 65 years. Controlled temperature in specially designed cooling chambers prior to fermentation for a period of 24 hours (4-6 degrees). Grape selection table; stemmed upper part of clusters. Fermentation in small stainless steel vats and French-oak wooden vats with capacity for 7000litres. Malolactic in new oak cask.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright ruby. A highly perfumed, expressive bouquet of raspberry, potpourri and Asian spices, with subtle smokiness. Acts more like an '05 than an '04, offering lively red fruit and spice flavors and a hint of candied rose. Rich but lithe, with very good finishing clarity and superb length. This is delicious now but built to age."
93 Points

"The 2004 Fincas de Ganuza Reserva is composed of 90% Tempranillo and10% Graciano both from old vines. It is aged for 25 months in 50% new French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration. A glass-coating opaque purple, the aromatic array includes earth notes, mineral, incense, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a mouth-filling, intensely flavored wine with good grip, excellent depth, and enough structure to evolve for several more years. This lengthy effort will deliver prime drinking from 2011 to 2019. "
91 Points

"Rich yet fresh, this red delivers cherry, licorice, chocolate and olive flavors over firm tannins balanced by lively acidity. The oak is well-integrated, the finish clean. Drink now through 2014. 500 cases imported."
90 Points

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Rating:
(8/25/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Stunning wine. Easy to drink, smooth, seamless, elegant palate, with supple fruit and silky tannins. Normally you'd pay a lot more for a wine with that quality. Not cheap but excellent.
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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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