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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Finca Luzon Luzon 2007
Finca Luzon Luzon 2007
(search item no. 97040)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $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
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2007 Luzon is 65% Monastrell and 35% Syrah. Purple-colored, it exhibits a bouquet of spice box, violets, and blueberry. On the palate this smooth-textured wine offers generous savory fruit, good balance, and a pure finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years." - Wine Advocate
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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.