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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Garnacha de Fuego  2006
Garnacha de Fuego 2006
(search item no. 92554)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Bright red. Smoky cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by candied licorice, dark chocolate and zesty minerality. At once silky and lively, with impressively complex cherry and dark berry flavors joined by an exotic floral pastille quality on the finish. This boasts remarkable focus and persistence for the price."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
89 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.