Dominio de Atauta 2008

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain

$32.00 $25.59
Save $6.41
Item No. 121198
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • WE92
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

#88 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Intense cherry color. The nose is elegant and complex with a fine cocoa and fruit expression. Very tasty, powerful, full, and meaty with a smoky aftertaste. Dry but ripe tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Exuberant flavors of currant, blackberry, cola and licorice mingle in this racy red, which has light, firm tannins and vibrant acidity, with plenty of fruit to balance the evident oak. A lively modern style."
92 Points

"Even in marginal vintages like 2008, Atauta manages to shine above the rest. This delivers a gorgeous mix of blackberry blended with complex notes of fine herbs, vanilla and chocolate. It’s alert in the mouth, with strong but manageable tannins and full flavors of berry, cherry and vanilla."
92 Points

"The entry-level offering is the 2008 Dominio de Atauta, aged in 40% new French oak for 18 months before bottling without filtration (as are each of these wines). It delivers an inviting nose of earthy minerality, wood smoke, and blackberry leading to an elegant expression of Tinto Fino with impressive depth and concentration. It can be approached now but will evolve for several years.
Rating: 91+"
91 Points

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Learn About Ribera del Duero

(rib-EHR-ah del dwehr-oh) Only a DO since 1982, Ribera del Duero has been making wine for centuries, and some of the bodegas there have been family run for generations. Of course, the most famous wine of the region is Vega Sicilia, possibly the most expensive and sought-after wine in Spain. Notable Facts The wines of Ribera del Duero are mainly red - white wines here are...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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