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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito 2008
Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito 2008
(search item no. 110635)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $11.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

The word "HITO" means milestone, a stone post, sometimes carved, used to indicate direction or distance on roads or to delimit fields. HITO was created as a young wine in order to complete the range of this modern, innovative winery. Made from the youngest vines of the winery, grafted with Tinto Fino clones from the flagship vineyards of Bodegas Emilio Moro.

Cherry red color covered with clear violets around the rim. The nose is very intense and complex. Red fruits of raspberry and strawberry, black ones of blackcurrant, mulberry and blackberry. Elegant fine oak, subtly toasted with notes of black licorice. Fleshy with sweet tannins that give volume, and with a long aftertaste.

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About Bodegas Cepa 21:

Bodegas Cepa 21 is the new ambitious project headed by the Moro family, the owners of Bodegas Emilio Moro, one of the most emblematic wineries in the Ribera del Duero. The aim of this project has been to build a modern, functional, minimalist new winery drawing on the savoir faire acquired over the years by several generations of the Moro family in the making of modern-style wines.

The Moro brothers, José and Javier, wanted to bring some of their best friends into the project and get them to experience some of the thrills and excitement of being part of the world of wine.

The winery, which nestles in the middle of fifty hectares (around 124 acres) of its own Tinto Fino vines (the purest Tempranillo clone), is modern and equipped to bring out the very best of one of the finest varietals in the world.