Roda Rioja Reserva 2004

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

$50.00 $39.99
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Item No. 106709
  • red wine
  • W&S94
  • ST92
  • WS91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Roda Reserva is blended from at least 90 percent Tempranillo and the balance from Garnacha and Graciano grapes selected from vineyards producing grapes marked by supple, expressive fruit and elegant structure. Representing roughly fifty percent of production, Roda is blended in a style to appeal to the Burgundy drinker's palate. Deep purple in color, the wine shows subtle, sweetly ripe black raspberry and strawberry aromas with musky, woodsy notes. The ripe tannins are silky yet powerful, ending in a lengthy, elegant and balanced finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Intensely concentrated, this comes off as reduced until it has days or at least several hours of air to begin to open. The smoky bacon scent of new French oak yields to brighter notes of raspberry and rose. Wait long enough and the enamel-stripping tannin becomes silken, its power diminished to a low growl. This transforms into something delicious and will reward patient cellaring for ten years or more."
94 Points

"Deep red. Vibrant red berry and floral aromas are complicated by dried rose and smoky Indian spice notes. Deeply concentrated raspberry and cherry flavors display liqueur-like sweetness brightened by hints of candied flowers and black pepper. The spicy note lingers on the long, lively finish, which repeats the red fruit element. I like this wine's vivacity and clarity. "
92 Points

"Plush yet focused, this round red shows plum, raisin, cinnamon, cedar and black pepper flavors. The tannins are still quite firm, balanced by fresh acidity. Maturing now, but with plenty of life. Drink now through 2016. "
91 Points

"Based upon 81% Tempranillo, the Roda Reserva has a warm, inviting bouquet with wild strawberry, leather, a touch of burnt toast and gravel. Good density and weight on the entry with soft, sensuous texture, but building to a smooth, succulent, red-berry, cranberry finish with a hint of roasted herbs and cooked meats that glide across the palate. Slips down the throat with ease."
90 Points

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Bodegas RODA was conceived and initiated in the late 1980's by the Rollant-Daurella (Ro-Da) family of Barcelona, minutely involved in Spain's fine wine distribution sector. Their goal was to produce a red wine second to none in the world, a wine with breeding and intensity naturally expressing the characteristics of a great terrior. Detailed studies led them to Rioja, and...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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