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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Garnacha de Fuego  2005
Garnacha de Fuego 2005
(search item no. 87609)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $9.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Ruby-red. Pungent, mineral-tinged cherry and blackcurrant aromas accented by sweet mocha and espresso. Fresh, firm and energetic, with tangy red and dark berry flavors and an impression of solidity. Finishes spicy, sweet and long, with a lingering note of candied licorice. This offers rare complexity for the price."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
88 Points
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About Garnacha de Fuego:

Garnacha de Fuego is produced by Bodegas Ateca. Bodegas Ateca is a joint project between the Gil winery family and the well-known importer, Jorge Ordonez. The bodegas is located in the Calatayud region of northeastern Spain. The majority of the vineyards are grown in highly permeable and healthy soils with a high amount of limestone. The soils are rocky, loose and low in nutrients. The climate in this region varies vastly from day to night, allowing for more balance between acidity and alcohol.

The main varietal here is Garnacha grown from old-vines up to 80-100 years old.