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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
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 4/27/2015: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar 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:

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.