Finca Allende 2003

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

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Item No. 87180
  • red wine
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

The opaque purple-hued 2003 Allende (100% unfiltered Tempranillo) exhibits a chunky, muscular, straightforward style with good depth and chewiness. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.- Wine Advocate

Critical Acclaim

"The 2003 Allende was perhaps the most surprising vintage of the vertical and has aged with style. It has a very floral bouquet with cassis, raspberry and strawberry shortcake on the nose, hints of vanilla from the oak lying underneath. The palate is well-balanced with ripe, sappy tannins and lovely pure black cherry and balsamic tinged fruit towards the composed, yet powerful finish. This is a great success given the challenges of the season. Drink now-2020."
91 Points

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Records from 1672 prove that the De Gregorio family has been involved in viticulture and winemaking for several centuries. In fact, Nicholas De Gregorio was for almost 40 years the vineyard manager for the oldest winery in Rioja, Marques de Murrieta. He is a zealous defender of the traditional Rioja grape varieties such as Graciano and Malvasia. Miguel Angel De Gregorio graduated...

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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...

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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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