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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Conde de Valdemar Rioja Gran Reserva 2004
Conde de Valdemar Rioja Gran Reserva 2004
(search item no. 114181)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo, and 5% Graciano aged for 26 months in French and American oak. Made in a traditional style, it is already beginning to show aromatic complexity from its extended aging. Cedar, leather, Asian spices, incense, black cherry, and blackberry lead to a rich, elegant, plush wine in the style of the superb 2004 vintage. Flavorful, stylish, and lengthy, it will continue to blossom with several more years of cellaring and drink well through 2024.
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About Conde de Valdemar:

The Martinez Bujanda family, producers of Valdemar wines, founded their original winery in 1889. They own 820 acres of vineyards, which makes Valdemar one of the largest estates in the Rioja. A new winery was built in 1984 to take advantage of modern technologies, integrating both new and time-honored traditions of winemaking.