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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Abadia Retuerta Rivola 1999
Abadia Retuerta Rivola 1999
(search item no. 42566)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A Cabernet Sauvignon/Tempranillo blend that is extracted, rich, and ripe with mint, plum, black olive and sage flavors. Complex and unusual.
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About Abadia Retuerta:

The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. Most of the world's best varieties of soil are represented.

Designed by famous French enologist, Pascal Delbeck, in 1996, Abadía Retuerta winery is a surprising combination of tradition and modernity, recognized as one of the most advanced wineries in Europe. Currently, Angel Anocíbar Beloqui (PhD in Enology and Ampelography from the University of Bordeaux and International Wine Challenge 2005 Winemaker of the Year) coordinates the entire process, from the vine to the bottle.

Abadía Retuerta estate wines offer some very unique characteristics. They are full-colored wines, intense and aromatically clean, clearly structured, smooth to the palate and delicate in the development of their strength.