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La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016 (750ml)

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016 (750ml)

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Spain
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$96.00
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$75.00
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The 2016 Viña Ardanza Reserva was produced with 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha that matured in used American oak barrels for three years, where it was hand-racked from barrel to barrel six times in the case of Tempranillo and five times for the Garnacha, as it had a slightly shorter élevage of 30 months. Against all odds, I found the 2016 to be fresher than the 2015 and less developed, despite the fact that winemaker Julio Sáenz told me he considers it a warmer year. But I have found many wines I like in 2016, and the wine feels very clean and quite harmonious, younger and less developed, with more primary notes and a velvety mouthfeel. 600,000 bottles produced. The wine was bottled in June 2020. Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Region: Rioja, Spain

Grape Varietal: 80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha

Critic Rating: Robert Parker 94+ Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2022 - 2032