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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2009
Artazu Artazuri Garnacha 2009
(search item no. 108037)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 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
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An approachable wine that boasts heady aromas, succulent fruit and a good natural acidity, the Artazuri Garnacha is an ideal everyday wine. Bright cherry-red in color, it has redolent aromas of ripe forest berries, lavender and violet. Well-balanced and medium-bodied on the palate, the wine is full of ripe fruit that persists through the finish.
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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.