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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Riserva 2004
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Riserva 2004
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2004 is a complex and elegant classic. Only the finest vintages from the 741-acre (300-hectare) Ygay Estate are used to make Castillo Ygay. This Gran Reserva Especial is made from Tempranillo and Mazuelo from vineyards located at 500 meters above sea level. Limited in production and sought after all over the world, it is the worthy choice for our emblematic Castillo Ygay label. The Cebrián-Sagarriga family, who in 1983 acquired the Marqués de Murrieta winery, established in 1852, has a distinct winemaking philosophy that is founded in the pursuit of quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.
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About Marques de Murrieta:

Marques de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852 in the world-renowned Rioja region of Spain. Today V. Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, leads the family-owned company. With a vision of innovation and respect for tradition, Marques de Murrieta is rooted in strong, historical fundamentals that shape the vision and philosophy of this iconic Spanish brand. The winery is near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 300-hectare vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source and is the key to the quality and style of Marques de Murrieta wines.