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2010 Bodegas Roda Rioja Roda Reserva

ITEM 8296549 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
rggendro $35 $35
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8296549 1 $35 Jun 26, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry and cherry, with complicating notes of rose oil, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Spicy oak nuances emerge with air and carry onto the palate, which displays sappy dark fruit liqueur flavors and hints of mocha and floral pastilles. The expansive, focused, long finish leaves vanilla and spicecake notes behind.

91Wine Spectator

Cherry, tea, tobacco and spice flavors mingle in this firm, focused red. Shows good density and balance, with juicy acidity and a spicy finish.

PRODUCER

Bodegas Roda

Bodegas Roda is in Haro, in Spain’s Rioja producing region. It was started in the late 1980s by Mario Rottlant and Carmen Daurella, who combined their last names to come up with a name for the estate. The debut vintage was 1992. The estate makes wines from the traditional grapes of the region: Tempranillo, Grancio and Garancha. Bodegas Roda owns about 200 acres of vineyards, and has long term leases on nearly 100 others. Bodegas Roda is now part off the Kobrand conglomerate of wines and spirits. The estate’s flagship Riojas have frequently earned high marks from reviewers.

REGION

Spain, Rioja

Rioja Demoninación de Origine Calificada is Spain’s most important wine region. Located in northern Spain, it comprises 135,000 vineyard acres and was the first official appellation in Spain, earning its official DO status in 1926. In 1991 it became Spain’s first DOCa, Spain’s most prestigious appellation category. The DOCa is divided into three subzones: La Rioja Alavesa in the northeast; La Rioja Alta in the southwest; and La Rioja Baja in the east. About 75 percent of Rioja wines are reds, with Tempranillo the predominant grape. Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, a spicy, high-acidity red grape, are also allowed. White wines are made from Macabeo, Garnacha Blanca and Malvasia. Wines were made in this region well before the Romans arrived, though the Romans then the medieval monks refined vineyard management and wine production. In the 19th century French families migrated to Rioja after phylloxera wiped out their vineyards, and the French helped establish the tradition of wine blends, still part of Rioja winemaking. According to the rules for the appellation, a wine labelled a simple Rioja can spend less than a year in an oak aging barrel. A Criziana is aged for at least two years, one in oak. Rioja Reserva is aged at least three years, with at least one in oak. A Rioja Gran Reserva must be aged at least five years, with two years in oak.