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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Conde de Valdemar Rioja Reserva 2004
Conde de Valdemar Rioja Reserva 2004
(search item no. 101089)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo.

Intense red cherry color. Clean and bright. Complex aromas of stewed black berries with spicy touches of black pepper and mineral notes. Potent and fleshy, dominating its roundness in mouth which is due to its fine tannins provided by the ripe berries and its exceptional barrel-ageing. A long and very persistent finish.

This wine is a great match with grilled and stewed meat. It also goes well with oven-baked fish or fish in sauce as well as cold meats and strong, dry cheeses.

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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.