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2004 Finca Allende Rioja
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2006

($27) Ruby-red. Intense cherry, red berries and spices on the nose, with a strong mineral accent. Fresh and lively in the mouth, with exuberant raspberry and strawberry flavors tinged by a floral nuance. Finishes with bright, nervy red fruit tones and very good length.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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it was obvious the second I opened the bottle...
08/31/2010
by lev96
...that this was a winner. it went well with the whole plate, which had a mess of grilled chicken, sausage and NY strip steak. Very nice on the nose, great balance. Plum and vanilla and a bit of oak. This is really drinking well right now.
Great with a Pork Roast
12/27/2007
by abacus
Can not argue with the expert description, but my input follows: Deep ruby-red color. Medium to full body. Fully ready now! But, could improve slightly, should then hold for a couple years. Nice round mouthful. Fresh excellent cherry notes with raspberry. Light mineral accent, not flinty. I didn't catch the floral nuance, maybe because it was served with an excellent and fragrant Cuban menu. Good finish, but not very long. That's a positive with food.
Technical
04/10/2010
by LongLouis
Tasting this wine was to me like tasting a coke. Very well designed but somehow technical and lacking the Rioja typicity. Worst Rioja in years for me. Wines like these could be made anywhere if you invest more in the cellar than in the vineyard. Of course, this a very subjective and personal opinion only, but isn´t that why we have this forum and possibility to comment on ratings?

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