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2012 Roda I Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Roda

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A luxurious Rioja that is impossible to resist, “Roda I” is the jewel in the crown of Bodegas Roda. A special-occasion red that will dress up the winter holidays and keep you warm on the coldest of nights, 2012 is a polished, textured and deeply concentrated vintage that is entering maturity, with deep black fruits accompanied by mineral notes, chocolate, balsamic sensations and abundant, melted tannins.
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Bodegas Roda was founded in 1987 and is considered “the most modern of the traditionalists and the most traditional of the modernists.” Roda works with a total of 120 hectares - 70 owned by Roda and 50 by contracted growers - all bush vines; no irrigation; minimum intervention (no chemically synthesized products and use of cover crops). Their uncompromising commitment to quality is evident in the extensive research and development department and the state of the art gravity flow winery which includes the seventeen Seguin Moreau foudre for fermentation, radiant heat malolactic room, and extensive aging cellar.
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Grape type Tempranillo, Graciano
Drinking style Complex, elegant, concentrated
Country/Region Spain/Rioja
Goes well with Beef, Roast Meats, Game, Cheeses, Stews or Casseroles
Critics Review JS 94 - James Suckling This is rich, complex and assertively oaked with a ripe thread of dark and red-cherry and plum aromas that follow to the palate with a smooth, polished-tannin quality. Drink or hold. V 93 - Vinous Vivid ruby-red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, cherry preserves, vanilla and potpourri, with a smoky mineral quality adding vibrancy. Sappy, seamless and broad on the palate, offering alluringly, concentrated sweet blackberry, cherry-cola, spicecake and violet pastille flavors and a touch of mocha. Shows impressive persistence on the supple, floral- and spice-driven finish, which is framed by fine-grained tannins that sneak in slowly. RP 93 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Even if 2012 was extremely dry and somewhat warm, the 2012 Roda I feels fresher than the 2011 I tasted next to it. 2012 was also an early harvest, up to 15 to 20 days earlier than 2010. This is more or less the same blend, mostly Tempranillo with some 4% Graciano, fermented with indigenous yeasts. The élevage was in new and second use French oak barrels and lasted for 16 months. It has a more developed and classical nose, with some hints of leather and graphite, black fruit and spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied and ripe without excess, with abundant, slightly dusty tannins. A powerful Roda I. 78,218 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2014. Rating: 93+ Luis Gutierrez
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