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La Rioja Alta is a very traditional Rioja winery, founded in 1890 in Haro at the heart of the Rioja region. The winery focuses on making red wines, mostly from Tempranillo with some Mazuelo and Graciano used, while Garnacha is also grown fro use in making their Vina Ardanza. Unusually for a Bodega of its size La Rioja Alta owns its own vineyards, some 360ha, from which they can select the best fruit to make rich and flavoursome wines.
The 890 Gran Reserva is a nod to the founding year of the winery 1890. It is only produced in the best of years, usually 3-4 times a decade but sometimes less. The 2004 is all about depth, with lots of ripe red fruits, exotic spices, a vanilla sweetness and a touch of forest floor earthiness. With good freshness and velvety tannins there is a long grippy finish.
- 94+/100 Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate