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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Los Dos Old Vines 2006
Los Dos Old Vines 2006
(search item no. 92466)
The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

93% Garnacha, 7% Syrah

From slopes on the edge of the Sierra Iberica, just south of Navarra where Garnacha is king, this special cuvée blends 7% Syrah with rich Grenache produced from vines of 35 to 50 years of age. The resultant wine exhibits an elegance rarely encountered in the wines from this DO.

Fermentation is classical, with no carbonic maceration. Aging is wholly in stainless steel. The wine is immediately aromatic, full and friendly on the palate and finishes with a refined length.

"It is composed of 93% Garnacha and 7% Syrah and sees no oak. This dark ruby-colored wine offers plenty of ripe raspberry fruit with a hint of mineral on the nose and palate. It has surprising depth and length for its humble price making it a Best Buy."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
86 Points

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About Los Dos:

Red wines predominate in the DO of Campo de Borja, with Garnacha playing a leading role. Syrah, however, is not often seen in this part of Spain. Though common in the Rhone Valley, blending Syrah with Garnacha was an unusual winemaking decision which has set Almira apart from other wines of this area.