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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Sierra Norte Pasion de Bobal 2009
Sierra Norte Pasion de Bobal 2009
(search item no. 114967)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It is a dark-cherry colored red wine, very intense in color, and with purple hints. In the nose, it shows very clean aromas of red and black fruits, strawberries, raspberries, cassis, very well balanced with creamy and pleasant toasted notes from the barrique. It also shows a slightly spicy touch of liquorice. In the mouth, it is rich, fruity with round and ripe tannins. It has good acidity, and shows nice notes of vanilla, smoke and coffee. A powerful wine but with a very elegant balance.
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About Bodega Sierra Norte:

Bodega Sierra Norte was born in 1995 as three partners joined and decided to take over this project and start producing their wines known as Cerro BERCIAL. They produce red wines aged in oak barriques and young red and rosé wines. All the Bodega's wines are conventional and organic. The wood used in the oak barrels is a mix of American and French Allier oak. New wood each year is 40% of the total we use. The cellar, located in the town limits of Requena (Valencia) is 30 minutes by car from the capital of the province, Valencia, going towards Madrid. Traditionally, this area has produced wine for sale in large quantities in bulk and retail business, but recently some wine growers in this area have seen the importance of bottling and the big quality potential of the area, and have increased their production of quality bottled wines. These wines are, without a doubt, one of the top quality wines in the region and for sure one of the only organic quality cellars. Sierra Norte also wants to give the local variety, Bobal, a main role in its wines. It is blended mainly with Tempranillo, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The cellar has also started producing organic wines in small quantities. At our vineyards, we grow the varieties Tempranillo, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Bobal in reds, and Macabeo, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc in whites. Both the cellar and vineyards are ORGANIC-certified.