Staff Pick

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

9.123 ratings on Delectable
$29.99

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Ratings on Delectable

Wil Demandt

2005 drank at sea between Helsinki and Stockholm

2005 drank at sea between Helsinki and Stockholm

9.3

Tom Riley Delectable Pro

2005. Been away from such pronounced American oak for a while. Jarring on its own but meshes nicely with a grilled ribeye steak. Classic Rioja profile. You'd never know it's 11 years old. Fruit is bright and clean; concentration and structure in spades. Happily the oak is beginning to fade an hour in. Acid is perky. A wine that insists you pay attention to it.

2005. Been away from such pronounced American oak for a while. Jarring on its own but meshes nicely with a grilled ribeye steak. Classic Rioja profile. You'd never know it's 11 years old. Fruit is bright and clean; concentration and structure in spades. Happily the oak is beginning to fade an hour in. Acid is perky. A wine that insists you pay attention to it.

9.2

Adam Ross

Damn good Rioja. Toasted coconut notes with good fruit and smooth tannins. Well balanced and delicious.

Damn good Rioja. Toasted coconut notes with good fruit and smooth tannins. Well balanced and delicious.

9.6

Brandon Thurber

Epitome of old world! Excellent.

Epitome of old world! Excellent.

9.3

Alexa Fischer

Holy Moses where did I pick this up?! Could finish this bottle all by myself in one evening

Holy Moses where did I pick this up?! Could finish this bottle all by myself in one evening

9.4

Sasha Agapov

Very very fun and perhaps the best quality/price ratio I've seen in a while. Amazing wine that checks all the boxes.

Very very fun and perhaps the best quality/price ratio I've seen in a while. Amazing wine that checks all the boxes.

9.4

Christina Zappala

I enjoyed it especially after letting it breathe a bit. Smooth but a little spicy. A teeny bit of sweetness. I'd drink it again but it's not my favorite.

I enjoyed it especially after letting it breathe a bit. Smooth but a little spicy. A teeny bit of sweetness. I'd drink it again but it's not my favorite.

8.7

Manny Abascal

An incredible and consistent value. Wish I had the patience to wait 20 years or access to older vintages. Young, woody, acidic, with strong blood orange on palate. This will be great in 10-20 years, but sadly I will have drunk all of my bottles before then.

An incredible and consistent value. Wish I had the patience to wait 20 years or access to older vintages. Young, woody, acidic, with strong blood orange on palate. This will be great in 10-20 years, but sadly I will have drunk all of my bottles before then.

9.2

Matt Gibstein

W/ J

W/ J

8.9

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