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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Antiyal  2006
Antiyal 2006
(search item no. 95830)
green wine
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 vintage has an intense and complex aroma of dark fruit and mineral notes. The palate is rich and concentrated with volume, balance and a lingering, soft finish. This 100% Maipo Valley estate fruit is hand harvested and is a blend of 44% Carmenère, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Syrah.

The Antiyal blend is aged one year in French oak barrels, then bottled and aged for an additional six months in the cellar prior to release. Antiyal's grapes are organically grown, which Espinoza believes gives his fruit a superior expression of terroir.

Regarded as among the very best wines produced in South America today, Antiyal comes from renowned Chilean winemaker Álvaro Espinoza. This celebrated wine is often referred to as Chile's first "garage wine."

Antiyal produces fewer than 400 cases of wine a year in the sleepy Maipo Valley town of Alta Jahuel. Antiyal — a Mapuche Indian word that means "sons of the sun" — is a homegrown project of Espinoza and his wife Marina. It's so homegrown that the one-acre vineyard in the Huelquen area of the Maipo Valley around Espinoza's house supplies grapes for the wine.

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About Antiyal:

Álvaro Espinoza is one of the finest winemakers in South America today, as well as one of the foremost biodynamic winemakers in the world. His celebrated wine Antiyal is often referred to as Chile's first "garage wine." Antiyal produces fewer than 400 cases of wine a year in the sleepy Maipo Valley town of Alta Jahuel.