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Date Printed: 8/31/2015
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 2001
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 2001
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The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2015: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1989 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium-depth, ruby-red with a brick rim, typical of the great Rioja classics. Very intense, fresh, vibrant aromas, with delicate notes of candied fruit against a balsamic, spicy, leathery background with hints of coffee and chocolate mints. Well-structured and round, with sweet tannins that have been polished by long aging in barrels and in the bottle. Ample, delicate, long-lasting finish.
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About La Rioja Alta:

Always evolving quality, elegance, innovation, evolution... They are the pillars on which the five founding families erected our winery in 1890 and built a way of living, feeling and producing wines of the highest quality that continue to evolve subtly, perfectly adapting to new tastes. This is how the permanent pursuit of excellence started; a pursuit that continues into the 21st century with identical enthusiasm. We draw the best from our winemaking tradition and wisdom —our own cooperage, manual racking, long ageing periods, etc.— and combine it with the most modern winemaking technology. Today, our wines are an international exemplar of the great wines of Rioja and our brands are present in the best restaurants across all continents.