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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Tinto 2005
La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Tinto 2005
(search item no. 114465)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep cherry red with a pinkish rim. Fresh and clean on the nose, with fine aromas reminiscent of ripe red berries, cherries and balsamic spices, including notes of clove, cinnamon and vanilla. Well-balanced on the palate with a silky mouthfeel, with good tannins, a lingering finish and a refreshing touch of acidity that gives the characteristic liveliness typical of Viña Alberdi. This wine willl continue to slowly mature over the next 5 years. A perfectly balanced wine from an outstanding vintage.

Viña Alberdi is a highly versatile wine. It is perfect with canapes, tapas and barbeque food, as well as being an excellent accompaniment to rice and creamy pasta dishes, grilled meats and fish.

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About La Rioja Alta:

On the 10th of July 1890, five families shared their passion for wine and founded La Rioja Alta, S.A. That day was the start of an ongoing searching for excellence that their descendants still pursue nowadays. Since then we have managed to get the best from the marriage of our tradition in wine ageing and the state-of-the-art technology in grape fermentation. Nowadays we are an international reference of great Rioja wines. Our wines are the result of an exhaustive selection of our most exclusive grapes and a slow ageing process that provides them with elegance, complexity and sophistication. They are patiently settle in more than 30,000 American oak casks fashioned by our own coopers. We take great responsibility in making our wines using our own grapes. Wines with personality and wines with soul.