Bodegas Olivares Altos de la Hoya 2005

Mourvedre from Spain

$9.99 $6.67
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Item No. 90335
  • red wine
  • ST91
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Number 35 on the 100 of 2007!

"The 2005 Altos de la Hoya Monastrell "Ungrafted Old Vines" is a perennial Best Buy in this journal. Purple in color, the wine offers up a nearly exotic nose (perhaps due to wild yeast fermentation) of earth, minerals, blueberries, and blackberries. This medium to full-bodied effort possesses layers of sweet, ripe fruit, and soft tannins yet is surprisingly elegant. Drink this tasty wine over the next 2-3 years."
-Wine Advocate

"From ungrafted old vines. Deep ruby. Ripe, powerful scents of blackberry, cassis and candied plum, with a bit of Garnacha in the blend seeming to brighten the darker fruit character. Fat and lush, with deep, sweet blackcurrant and blackberry flavors and no rough edges. Finishes dense, fresh and long, with a repeating blackberry note. This has the concentration and sappy texture of a much more expensive wine."
-International Wine Cellar

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stacieoh - Los Angeles, CA (read all my reviews)

A versatile and mellow red wine wonderful for dinner with friends. Plenty of breathing time will allow a smooth finish.
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Shoblock - Ledgewood, NJ (read all my reviews)

very nice for only $10
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Jumilla was one of the few places in Europe spared during the Phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800's. Virtually everywhere else on the continent, vineyards were devastated and, to this day, can only be planted when grafted onto American rootstock. For Jumilla, the key to its vineyards' survival was their sandy soil-which is anathema to the Phylloxera insect. As a glorious...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Mourvedre

Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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