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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Abadia Retuerta Rivola 2003
Abadia Retuerta Rivola 2003
(search item no. 87496)

PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $16.79

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
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Rivola is brilliant ruby in color with violet highlights. On the nose, the wine is fresh and generously fruity, with impressions of ripe raspberries, strawberries and wild cherries offset by notes of jasmine, spice and mint. The fragrance is confirmed on the palate, which is mellow, fresh and succulent, supported by clean, subtle, sweetly ripe tannins ending in a silky, elegant finish.
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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.