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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2004
Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2004
(search item no. 88140)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $10.79

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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% up to 80 year old vine Garnacha." The Artazu project was created by the legendary winegrower Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle of Rioja's famous Artadi estate. The goal was to take the same quest for varietal purity that Juan seeks in Tempranillo to the Garnacha varietal." The small village of Artazu in the northernmost zone of Navarra was chosen for its extraordinary old vines of Garnacha producing wines of dark, peppery fruit with amazing balance and soft tannins.

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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.