La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

$34.99$27.99

95 Points, Decanter: "...classic style of Grenache and Tempranillo pulling together joyful fruit expression and serious depth. In the mouth it is amazingly complex and so unique. A benchmark Rioja blend. SJE: A rich, sweet and savoury Reserva style with all the red cherries and a strong Grenache influence. It is somewhat old-fashioned, in a good way, with plentiful integrated oak and a fine rasp of tannin. PM: This has a wonderful oxidative style, giving it a superb savoury nose of leather. It is a perfect combination of mellowness versus vigour, and at the same time exudes great finesse."

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Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Dark cherry, barnyard.

Dark cherry, barnyard.

9.1

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

Stellar. Animal fur, burnt wood, forest floor, tannin galore.

Stellar. Animal fur, burnt wood, forest floor, tannin galore.

9.0

La Vie du Vin Wine Market Delectable Pro

It definitely tastes different w/ the new young vine Grenache. Takes a glass or two to get adjusted. I love the new formula & the bodega. Always been one of my favorites.

It definitely tastes different w/ the new young vine Grenache. Takes a glass or two to get adjusted. I love the new formula & the bodega. Always been one of my favorites.

9.2

Beau Carson Delectable Pro

Constantly improves. Beautiful.

Constantly improves. Beautiful.

9.5

Sagee Aran

2008 vintage. Sweet cigarbox and leather... Elegant and clean. Balanced, long finish. Excellent bottle.

2008 vintage. Sweet cigarbox and leather... Elegant and clean. Balanced, long finish. Excellent bottle.

9.4

Carol Krakowski

LOVE

LOVE

9.5

Hanibal

not as good as I thought it should be .... short in the mouth

not as good as I thought it should be .... short in the mouth

8.7

Mary Rossillo

Savory and tannic, great example of the style

Savory and tannic, great example of the style

9.1

Philip Roessler

Gorgeous wine!

Gorgeous wine!

9.5

Michael Meyer

Too young, but lots of promise once the oak and tannins settle down a bit

Too young, but lots of promise once the oak and tannins settle down a bit

9.1

Location

  • 3521 V Street Northeast
    Washington D.C., DC 20018

  • Hours:
    By appointment only, Monday - Saturday: 8am - 5pm
    Client pick up hours, Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm