La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha

9.1168 ratings
9.223 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Garnacha
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Paella
Top Notes For
Ronald Heijden

Lovely nose with vanilla and mocha. Young fruit jumps from the glass with every sip. Round in the mouth with nice acid. Still young.

Lovely nose with vanilla and mocha. Young fruit jumps from the glass with every sip. Round in the mouth with nice acid. Still young.

Jun 9th, 2021
Spencer T. Hess

2008 Vina Ardanza 1.5ml

This wine has aged gracefully in the double bottle. Still has nice fruit and freshness from the Grenache. The 2008 is the first vintage the garnacha is 100% estate fruit. A decent amount of American oak and oxidation makes this Rioja easy and fun to drink. 7/3/20

2008 Vina Ardanza 1.5ml

This wine has aged gracefully in the double bottle. Still has nice fruit and freshness from the Grenache. The 2008 is the first vintage the garnacha is 100% estate fruit. A decent amount of American oak and oxidation makes this Rioja easy and fun to drink. 7/3/20

Jul 4th, 2020
Peter Sultan

An old trusted friend, a special year too. It’s not just the Gorgeous black fruits, or the perfect oak monster integration, or the balance-it’s really the lift & freshness that elevates this into one of my favorites, period. With some age it has also shedded some of its monolithic early character too. Love to taste in another five to seven years. Oh, & a remarkable value for about 28$ at its lowest price.

An old trusted friend, a special year too. It’s not just the Gorgeous black fruits, or the perfect oak monster integration, or the balance-it’s really the lift & freshness that elevates this into one of my favorites, period. With some age it has also shedded some of its monolithic early character too. Love to taste in another five to seven years. Oh, & a remarkable value for about 28$ at its lowest price.

May 23rd, 2020
Peter Sultan

New Year’s Eve— all soft edges but still has smacking power

New Year’s Eve— all soft edges but still has smacking power

Jan 2nd, 2019
Jay Kline

Dark cherry, barnyard.

Dark cherry, barnyard.

Jun 21st, 2018
Peter Sultan

My first try at the 2008, so young even though it still 10 years old. This is a babe, a bit lighter and leaner, and balsamic notes. Try to wait it out, though its still delicious in it’s infanticide.

My first try at the 2008, so young even though it still 10 years old. This is a babe, a bit lighter and leaner, and balsamic notes. Try to wait it out, though its still delicious in it’s infanticide.

May 29th, 2018
Alexandre Calvi

Juicy, silky and ripe black fruit, tart red berries. from magnum

Juicy, silky and ripe black fruit, tart red berries. from magnum

May 16th, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

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

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

Mar 18th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Easy to drink. Dark cherry, molasses. Leather. Brown around the edges.

Easy to drink. Dark cherry, molasses. Leather. Brown around the edges.

Mar 16th, 2018
Aaron Means

😍😍😍😍😍😍

😍😍😍😍😍😍

Aug 10th, 2017