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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Finca Luzon Altos de Luzon 2005
Finca Luzon Altos de Luzon 2005
(search item no. 92098)
green wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $13.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

50% Monastrell Old Vines, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Tempranillo

Oak-influenced aromas of vanilla and baking spices, ripe blackberry, plum and boysenberry. Lush dark berry flavors with vanilla, cinnamon and clove accents. Finishes on a dark berry liqueur note, with subtle tannins and a good finish.

"Dark red. Suave, oak-spiced cherry and cassis on the nose, with a gentle vanilla undertone. Sweet dark fruit flavors are round and supple, with soft tannins building on the back. Picks up a spicy quality on the long, juicy finish. The fruit and oak work very well together." 90 Points
International Wine Cellar

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About Finca Luzon:

The estate was founded by the Gil family in 1916. For almost a century now they have strived to create wines that not only reflect the terroir of Jumilla but have an intense expression of the fruit and represent a good value in the market. They have achieved this goal through meticulous vineyard management and by adopting the latest technologies of winemaking available. The winery is located west of the town of Jumilla.

The grapes are sourced from the family-owned estate of 216 acres. The estate is surrounded by small mountains, 60 miles from the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyards are at the altitude of 1,500-2,100 ft. The soils are a combination of sand and chalk covered with chalky gravel and stones. Jumilla has a continental climate due to the high altitude of the region, despite the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea; there are large fluctuations in temperature from day to night during the growing season and cold winters. Rainfall is scant.