Locations by Dave Phinney E-2

Red Blends from Spain

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Item No. 132138
  • red wine
  • RP93
Style: Big & Bold

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

A continuation of an original concept to seek out particular vineyards and make an eclectic blend, we have discovered new sites to advance our original purpose. Super concentrated fruit from old vines with low yields are accented with a judicious oak program for a balanced and distinctive wine.

Critical Acclaim

"If you judge wines on how they taste and the degree of pleasure they offer, they are all incredible efforts. The three new cuvees I tasted are among the finest wine values one could hope to find. Moreover, there are 50,000 cases of each, no easy feat given the grapes Phinney has accessed and the quality he has turned out. As of now, Dave Phinney might be my “value winemaker of the year” candidate. P.S. It’s too expensive for this report, but I am including it as an hommage to what Dave Phinney has achieved. If there are better wines for under $20 a bottle in the world today, please share that information with The Wine Advocate. "
93 Points

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Kverges - Dallas, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/1/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
I have to make the rating price dependent. A very nice, big red that you can really enjoy any time. Worth it's 90+ rating
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Rating:
(7/20/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Good value and a very good every day type red. Great body and taste.
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Wilfred Wong - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/16/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Pair with: grilled rosemary-accented lamb
Hmm, what can I say about the E-2 Locations? Sourced from Priorat, Jumilla, Toro, Rioja and Ribera del Duero under the crazy, diabolical hand of David Swift Phinney. Phinney sought some of Spain's most concentrated grapes to produce this rich and almost exotic red wine. Raspberry notes show up in the finish. Tannins are prett soft.
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Learn About Locations by Dave Phinney

Dave Phinney"s newest project Locations, is independent from his previous ventures. Locations arose from the idea that there is great wine all over the world, which sometimes gets lost because the appellation rules are confusing and old fashioned. In similar fashion to his previous successes, Dave strives to make the best wine possible. Locations present us with well-crafted...

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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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Learn About Other Red Blends

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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