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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2004
Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2004
(search item no. 96762)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Decanter rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano y Mazuelo.

A dark cherry colour with good depth. Balsamic aromas with hints of ripe fruit, complex and spicy. The attack is fresh and light, with soft, rounded tannins. The finish proves persistent with some reminders of toasted oak. Its passage through the mouth is pleasant and elegant, fresh and easy to drink.

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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.