Exopto Cellars Big Bang 2006

Red Blends from Rioja, Spain

Price: $21.99
Item No. 98051
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

"The 2006 Big Bang is 50% Garnacha, 40% Tempranillo, and 10% Graciano. The Tempranillo and Graciano were aged for 9 months in barrel. Purple colored, the wine offers up a nose of cedar, spice box, lavender, black cherry and blackberry. This is followed by a full-flavored, loaded, primary wine with a supple-texture, layers of fruit, excellent richness and balance, and a pure finish. This tasty wine will evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 6-8 years."
Wine Advocate

Critical Acclaim

"Bright purple. Sexy red and dark berry preserve aromas are free of earth and animal qualities. Silky and medium-bodied, with bright red berry flavors perked up on the back end by an urgent minerality. Pinot-like in its zesty sweetness, clarity and suave texture. Really delicious. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Blackberry and black cherry first, spicy. Complex enough, but an easy drinker. I will definitely be buying more of this.
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Learn About Exopto Cellars

Rugby friends Tom Puyaubert, David Sampedro and Javier Gomez founded Exopto in 2003 owing 15 acres of vineyard land. Their first vintage was 2003.

What makes Exopto unique?

* its soil and climate combination, leading to small yields, freshness, aromatics, fruit concentration and dry extract.

* small production less than 7,000 bottles (583 cases) made of their 2004 vintage.

* Tempranillo vines are between 50-90 year old vines and Graciano 30 year old vines.

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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