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2004 - Ondarre Mayor Reserva Rioja
Sub Region Rioja
Region La Rioja
Size 750 mL
library code: 51389
From the Critics:
- "This firm, compact red delivers black cherry and cassis fruit, with leafy, licorice and mineral accents and a modest oak component. There's firm, well-integrated tannins and a fresh, leafy finish. Not showy, but has depth and purity. Drink now through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 8,000 cases made." -93 points Wine Spectator
This is a Cellar Tracker favorite, with a median of 90 points in 79 notes.
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"The grapes are selected from low yielding vines in Viana. Four weeks in the vat with fermentation controlled at 28-30 degrees C. with pumping over daily and 'delestages'. Malolactic breakdown in the cask and subsequent ageing on the lees until the first racking. Afterwards the wine was aged in oak casks. Deep cherry red with inky hues, a complex bouquet of fruit aromas, spices and smoky aromas on the nose. On the mouthfeel, it has backbone and lots of concentration, which bodes well for a long life." -Winemaker
"Bodegas Ondarre, founded in 1986, belongs to the Bodegas Olarra Group, one of the most famous names in the Denominacion de Origen Calificada Rioja, but with wines with a character of their own. Bodegas Ondarre is located in Viana, a historic town 8 kilometres from Logrono (La Rioja), rich in tradition, still preserving traces of its medieval fortress. Its name comes from a hundred-year old country house, the property of the founders of the wine cellar."
"Production is solely composed of Reservas, Cask-fermented Whites and Cava sparkling wines, with a limited number of bottles. Wines of fine quality which Bodegas Ondarre want to consolidate among the most exceptional palates."
"Bodegas Ondarre have the most advanced vinification technology. Ageing is in new American- or French-oak casks. The bodega has made special efforts to renew its stock of barrels so as to obtain this marked character in its wines which is giving them so much prestige."-Winery