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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2000
Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2000
(search item no. 55390)
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The tank-fermented and aged 2000 Garnacha, (2,500 cases) made from 60-80 year old Grenache, exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious quantities of sweet black cherry and raspberry fruit presented in an uncomplicated but mouthfilling, medium to full-bodied, ripe style with good definition. It tastes like a top-notch Beaujolais on steroids. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. This debut offering from Artazuri, a project of Juan-Carlos Lopez de la Call, the force behind Rioja's great Bodegas Artadi, is worth buying by the case."
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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About Artazu:

Artazu, a project from the same producer of Artadi, Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle, strives for great quality Grenache. In Navarra, Juan discovered mind-blowing old vineyards and allowed them to fully express their potential for depth and personality at Artazu. The winery and vineyards are located in the most northern zone of Navarra at an altitude ranging from 400 to 600 meters.

Artazu's top wine is called "Santa Cruz". It is produced from mostly 100+ year old hillside vineyards of Grenache. The winery also produces a line of wines with the name Artazuri that is made from slightly younger vines. These represent tremendous value.