Excellent expression of Rioja from this high-end winery, located near Haro, in one of the most historic parts of La Rioja. Despite the historic location, Roda wines tend to be fairly modern expressions of Rioja, with concentrated dark fruits and a solid backbone of French oak present.
Roda I Reserva comes from a harvest classified as "Muy buena" (very good) and is starting to drink nicely now. What I love about this classy wine is it´s impeccable balance and the fruit which is dense, but not too dense nor jammy. The oak is judged to perfection, sitting quietly on the sidelines, present whenever needed, but not intrusive. Roda I wines age surprisingly well, with the 1994 and 1995 holding up very well at a tasting in 2013 to celebrate the winery´s 25th anniversary.
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Fernando Remírez de Ganuza founded this winery in 1989 in Samaniego in Rioja Alavesa, after spending his whole life in the vineyard business. He now owns around 80 hectares, scattered around some of the best sites in north west Rioja. Right from the start his main focus has been on...
La Rioja Alta is another absolute classic Riojan winery, yet despite being located where all the action is, in Haro's Barrio de la Estación, is often overlooked. But maybe they like it that way. Never one to be too showy and not the loudest voice at the party, this superb company has...
Sierra Cantabria is a modern producer with an impeccable track record. This is their top Rioja, 100% Tempranillo from just 1.7 hectares, aged 18 months in new French oak. Amazing! PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS
Inmensely likeable, this is bursting with ripe yet fresh berry fruits with hints of spices and subtle vanilla notes. This wine will please for its immediacy yet undeniable presence. Superbly balanced in the mouth between tannins, fruit and fresh acidity. El primer vino del nuevo proyecto entre Benjamin de Rothschild...