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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Bodegas Ateca Atteca 2008
Bodegas Ateca Atteca 2008
(search item no. 100604)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $16.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A thick bouquet of black cherry, cedar and vanilla to match the deep ruby color of the wine. Round and supple in the mouth with medium body and decent acidity. Loads of dark berries from the old vines - black cherries and blackberries dominate. On the finish, the dark berries fade, leaving some spiciness and smoke, with good length. The tannins are firm, but restrained; the wine is balanced.
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About Bodegas Ateca:

Bodegas Ateca is a joint project between the Gil winery family and the well-known importer, Jorge Ordonez. The bodegas is located in the Calatayud region of northeastern Spain. The majority of the vineyards are grown in highly permeable and healthy soils with a high amount of limestone. The soils are rocky, loose and low in nutrients. The climate in this region varies vastly from day to night, allowing for more balance between acidity and alcohol.

The main varietal here is Garnacha grown from old-vines up to 80-100 years old.