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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Torre de Ona Finca San Martin Crianza 2009
Torre de Ona Finca San Martin Crianza 2009
(search item no. 119896)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark cherry red with pink hints on the rim, medium to high robe. Fruity and fresh, it shows good aromatic intensity, with notes of wild fruits on a balsamic background of cedar and tobacco. Balanced on the palate, easy and pleasant to drink, its ripened tannins are nicely integrated which lead to an ample round finish.
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About Torre de Ona:

Torre de Ona was forged in 1995, when La Rioja Alta, S.A. led this exciting project with the aim of making an excellent quality wine incorporating all the personality of the best vine plots in the prestigious Rioja Alavesa area. A unique location that they were convinced provided clear potential for making a great modern wine, capable of transmitting – as with the great "chateaux" – the exclusive characteristics of a privileged estate.

Since then, and always focused on the continual improvement in the wine, Torre de Ona has made important changes to the vineyards and winery. But it has been in recent years, more specifically since 2005, that they started to pay very special attention to the different plots that make up the estate, and the separate production and maturing of each sub-plot, evaluating the soil and determining where the best quality grapes grow, only then collecting harvests that meet the quality standards for an important international wine. This is how they made the Torre de Ona, Finca San Martín and Club de Cosecheros (Harvester's Club) wines.

They have taken a big step forward. But they will not rest there. They constantly strive for excellence and are convinced that for the Torre de Ona winery, the best has yet to come.