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2004 Vina Olabarri Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Predominantly Tempranillo with Mazuelo and Graciano

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $39

Score: 93  
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Award Organization Award Year Result
Challenge International du Vin 2011 Bronze
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011 Gold

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Grape Variety

Rioja Red Blend is a term used to describe the combination of red-wine varieties used in the red wines of Rioja. Spain's Tempranillo forms the base of the blend for the majority of the wines in this category, with Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano making up the balance. At least one producer (Marques de Riscal) has special dispensation to include Cabernet Sauvignon in its wines, however this practice is uncommon.


  • Rioja, the most famous wine region in Spain, lies mostly within the autonomous community of La Rioja in the north of the country. The region is thought to derive its name from the Oja River (el Rio Oja), a tributary of the Ebro. Rioja covers a stretch of land 60 miles (100 kilometers) long and 25 miles (40 km) wide that straddles both banks (although predominantly the south) of the eastward-flowing Ebro and encompasses parts of the Alava province of the País Vasco (Basque Country) and Navarra regions. The designation's boundaries are naturally demarcated by the local geography: the Sierra de la Demanda mountain range in the south and the Sierra de Cantabria range to the north and west. These features combine t ...more

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