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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Finca Luzon Luzon 2004
Finca Luzon Luzon 2004
(search item no. 84833)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The outstanding 2004 Luzon is a blend of 65% Monastrell (Mourvedre) and 35% Syrah. It is a full-throttle, exuberant, dense ruby/purple-colored effort with loads of creme de cassis, licorice, truffle, and acacia flower characteristics. This exotic, deep, broad, intense red should be drunk over the next 3-4 years, although it may last longer."

"One of the oldest estates in Jumilla, Finca Luzon was founded by the Gil family in 1916. It has been a consistent source of high class values for a number of years, and readers should be happy to know this is completely certified organic agriculture. This offering represents a superb bargain."
-Wine Advocate

My Notes:

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.