Atalaya La Atalaya 2007

Red Blends from Spain

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Item No. 98396
  • RP91
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Bodegas Atalaya is a new project of the Gil family of Jumilla and Jorge Ordoñez in Denomination of Origin Almansa, situated east of the province of Albacete, between Valencia, Alicante and Murcia. The predominant grape varieties are Garnacha Tintorera, autochthonous to the zone, and Monastrell. The wine was aged for 8 months in 100% French oak barrels.

Critical Acclaim

"This is the first release of Atalaya. The 2007 Atalaya is a blend of Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, and other red grapes. The wine was aged for eight months in French and American oak. This purple-colored wine has an expressive bouquet of violets, spice box, leather, game, blueberry, and black cherry. On the palate it comes off as borderline kinky and definitely sexy with lots of easy-going flavor, superb depth, complexity, and a 45-second finish. Although it can be enjoyed now, it will evolve for another 2-3 years. "
91 Points

"Inky purple. Spicy dark berries and cherry on the nose, with strong black cardamom and cumin qualities. Candied blackberry and rose flavors are gently firmed by soft tannins and pick up a peppery note with air. Suave and immediately accessible, with very good finishing sweetness and cling."
90 Points

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The Rosen - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

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(10/17/2010)
Lived up to it's promise. Added it to my queue to buy again, and gave it 5 stars so that I remember it in the future. First glass was good, second better.
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The Rosen - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

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(10/17/2010)
Lived up to it's promise. Added it to my queue to buy again, and gave it 5 stars so that I remember it in the future. First glass was good, second better.
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L. Andrews - Philadelphia, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/19/2010)
I thoroughly enjoy drinking wine, but I am definitely not what you would call a wine connoisseur. I hardly ever dislike a glass of wine, but at same time, I hardly ever will take a sip of wine, gawk in amazement and can't wait to take the next sip! This wine is amazing! It is bold and unique. It stands out in a crowd! I first had this wine at Purple Cafe in Seattle, WA and cannot thank the bartender enough for the recommendation. I immediately returned to home and ordered 3 bottles and will definitely be ordering more soon! This wine has a ton of sediment, so decanting is a must. I also recommend letting the wine sit for at least an hour or so and open up before drinking. Even after opening a bottle and swirling it around in a wine glass vigorously for a few minutes, it was not the taste I remembered from my first sip of Atalaya. Although you'll be itching to drink it, open it and hold off for a bit, and you won't be sorry!
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Learn About Atalaya

The winery was founded in 2003, but the family has 3 generations in vine cultivation. The main building is in the midst of vineyards, so the quality of the grapes remain intact in its short trip from vine to press. This winery has 25 hectares of vineyards, which use the trellis system and drip-irrigation. The bodega cultivates Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,Monastrell...

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The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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