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Date Printed: 9/27/2016
Bodega Bernabeleva Camino de Navaherreros 2011
Bodega Bernabeleva Camino de Navaherreros 2011
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/27/2016: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2014 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2013 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The intensely floral bouquet offers aromas of strawberry, raspberry, rose, magnolia and Asian spices; similar to a rustic Pinot Noir, but the body an weight is very much old vine Grenache. Eighty year old vines offer fresh and energetic fruit in the mouth, with sweet red berry flavors unfettered by tannins. The spiciness is mirrored on the finish, which is long and very pure.
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About Bodega Bernabeleva:

In 1923, Dr Vicente Álvarez-Villamil bought Bernabeleva, an estate in San Martín de Valdeiglesias (Madrid). It is located at the foot of the Cerro de Guisando and the Gredos mountains and adjacent to the Tórtolas stream that formed the border of two Roman provinces: Lusitania and Tarraconense. For decades, Dr Álvarez-Villamil’s descendants have fondly taken care of the old vines he planted, with the intention of someday producing quality honest wines.

The logo represents the goddess of hunt, to whom, in ancient times, sacred forests were dedicated. In pre Roman cultures, consecration of a forest to this deity was signaled on tree barks or on something more imperishable like stone. Bernabeleva, literally, means the path of the bear, where the bear lives, or next to the bear. There are two primary inspirations in the design of the logo: the nearby Toros de Guisando (which maybe bears, bulls or boars); an old photo of Luisa, the doctor’s daughter, mimicking the myth of Europa and Zeus.