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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Alto Almanzora Este 2009
Alto Almanzora Este 2009
(search item no. 116672)
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $9.95

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The mountainous area from which Este is grown enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, providing optimal ripening conditions during the day while a 20 degree drop at night grants the necessary acidity and balance. Este is represented by a pregnant mare - a symbol of fertility that has blessed the estate's fields for thousands of years. Consulting Winemaker Rafael Palacios' skillful hand working behind the scenes is abundantly clear - and the result is a stunning wine.

Blend: 47% Monastrell, 23% Tempranillo, 12% Syrah, 6% Garnach, 6% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon

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About Alto Almanzora:

From the ancient mountains of AndalucĂ­a - land that has been cultivated throughout history by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Muslims - lies this categorically modern winery with state of the art facilities and stunning architecture. Este is represented by a pregnant mare - a symbol of fertility that has blessed the estate's fields for thousands of years. Consulting Winemaker Rafael Palacios' skillful hand working behind the scenes is abundantly clear - a stunning wine for an even more stunning price.