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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial (375ML half-bottle) 2001
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial (375ML half-bottle) 2001
(search item no. 114495)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium-high cherry red robe, with orange tinted tones on the edge of the glass, clear and brilliant. Intense and complex to the nose. Wild berry aromas predominate, blended with hints of coconut, cinnamon, tobacco and leather. Full-bodied and well structured to the palate, with silky and enveloping tannins. Long after-taste acquired from its lengthy time in bottle, where its elegant bouquet gains in intensity. This ViƱa Ardanza continues to evolve without losing its traditional qualities.
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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.