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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2003
Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2003
(search item no. 92685)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Decanter rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The reserva wines of Marqués de Riscal are made basically from grapes coming from vines over 15 years old, of the Tempranillo variety. This is a variety that ages well in wood, producing wines with a good tannic structure, color and acidity during the ageing process. The reserva wines of Riscal spend approximately two years in American oak barrels, forming a wine which adheres to the principles of classic Rioja wines.
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About Marques de Riscal:

Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in the wine producing sector. In 1858, it became the first winery in the Rioja to produce wines following the Bordeaux method and in 1972, it was the first winery to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin, where it produced its famous Marqués de Riscal white wines.

Marqués de Riscal sells its products in over 70 countries and its wines have enjoyed the highest international distinctions as well as numerous awards and mentions in the media.