Guelbenzu Azul 2006

Red Blends from Spain

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Item No. 105110
  • red wine
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Red cherry color. A nose of red fruit, spices and plums. Well-structured body with a persistent finish and good oak integration.

Critical Acclaim

"Inky ruby. Gently pungent, smoky cherry and red berry aromas are complemented by notes of cracked pepper and baking spices. Exotic black cardamom and clove add complexity to sweet cherry and raspberry flavors, with zesty minerality providing lift. Graceful wine, with very good finishing clarity and spicy persistence. I like this wine's low-fat character."
90 Points

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Rating:
(3/2/2011)
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, aged nine months in second-year French and American oak. Supple and ripe yet elegant, with claret-like cedar notes reminiscent of its sibling EVO (not to mention Bordeaux). 2006 matches the excellent 2005 for intensity in a slightly softer style
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Learn About Guelbenzu

In 1851, the Guelbenzu family of Cascante presented wine, olive oil and wheat at the First Universal Exposition in London's Prince Albert Pavilion (Paris 1855 being the second such world's fair). Don Miguel Guelbenzu had graduated in chemistry from the Sorbonne in Paris, and he returned home with the latest techniques in contemporary winemaking. Quality was the aim from the...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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