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Altocedro Ano Cero Tempranillo 2011

Altocedro Ano Cero Tempranillo 2011

Tempranillo from Argentina, South America

Price: $19.00 $13.99
Save $5.01 (26%)
Item No. 118007
  • ST89
  • RP88
  • WS87
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Altocedro Ano Cero Tempranillo is a La Consulta-terroir driven Tempranillo that is fresh, fruit-forward, and easy-to-drink.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright red. Aromas of red cherry, currant, flowers and spicy oak. At once sweet and perfumed, with lively acidity giving good juicy lift to the pristine flavors of red fruits, flowers, spices and herbs. This refreshing and thoroughly delightful tempranillo reminded me of a Central Coast wine made from a blend of southern French grapes."
89 Points

"The 2011 Ano Cero Tempranillo is from La Consulta, San Carlos and Uco Valley that is aged for eight months in used barrel. It has a pure bouquet with redcurrant and raspberry, where the oak is well-integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded, supple tannins and a structured finish of raspberry and wild strawberry that exhibits impressive persistency. This is a very fine Tempranillo."
88 Points

"Offers layers of smoke, graphite and flowers to the racy currant, raspberry and damson plum fruit, as assertive tannins hold back the finish."
87 Points

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Learn About Altocedro

The winery of Altocedro is located in the growing region of La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Mendoza. This is one of the premier Argentine growing zones. Limited production with sustainable growing practices make the Altocedro wines a cult-type wine in Argentina. Winemaker Karim Mussi Saffie focuses on producing terroir-driven wines. All harvesting, sorting, and crushing are done in...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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