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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Atalaya La Atalaya 2008
Atalaya La Atalaya 2008
(search item no. 105095)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $16.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby in color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, red plum, raspberry, red cherry, strawberry, sweat, leather, spice, white pepper, chalky dusty soil, with some oak. On the palate, dry, medium tannin, medium body, very pretty spices and fruit, with a sweaty component that is distinctly sexy in it's exoticness, with nice balance, and a solid finish.
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About Atalaya:

The winery was founded in 2003, but the family has 3 generations in vine cultivation. The main building is in the midst of vineyards, so the quality of the grapes remain intact in its short trip from vine to press.

This winery has 25 hectares of vineyards, which use the trellis system and drip-irrigation. The bodega cultivates Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,Monastrell and produces about 50,000 bottles a year. It has 100 oak barrels, 80 American oak and 20 French, as well as stainless steel tanks with a capacity for 125,000 gallons.The premiere wine of this here is the Atalaya Crianza and its can be tasted in a tasting room that offers winery visits.