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Exopto Cellars Big Bang 2008

Exopto Cellars Big Bang 2008

Red Blends from Rioja, Spain

Price: $19.00 $13.79
Save $5.21 (27%)
Item No. 110623
  • RP90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The phrase "Big Bang" has several connotations. It can mean origin, birth, Genesis... Thus, this wine is the basis of all the wine produced by "Exopto Wine Cellar". Based on three wine varietals that are always present in our wines, "Big Bang" can also mean exploder, mix or merger. This is what we wish to express in this young, fresh, newborn. A wine whose explosion of fruity aromas with a touch of wood allows consumers to enjoy the merger of the three dominant varietals of Rioja. A wine of pleasure, easy-to-understand, the first step in our product range.

50% Garnacha / 40% Tempranillo / 10% Graciano

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 b.b. (Big Bang) is a blend of 50% Garnacha, 40% Tempranillo, and 10% Graciano. The Graciano and Tempranillo components were aged in barrel for 9 months. It displays aromas of white pepper, spice box, tobacco, cassis, and black cherry leading to a medium-bodied, moderately complex wine with ample sweet fruit, good balance, and a pleasure-bent personality. Drink this outstanding value over the next 5-6 years"
90 Points

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Rating:
(4/14/2012)
Very nice at $14 but not worth more.
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Learn About Exopto Cellars

Rugby friends Tom Puyaubert, David Sampedro and Javier Gomez founded Exopto in 2003 owing 15 acres of vineyard land. Their first vintage was 2003.

What makes Exopto unique?

* its soil and climate combination, leading to small yields, freshness, aromatics, fruit concentration and dry extract.

* small production less than 7,000 bottles (583 cases) made of their 2004 vintage.

* Tempranillo vines are between 50-90 year old vines and Graciano 30 year old vines.

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

Read More About Rioja

Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

Read More About Other Red Blends

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