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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache 2001
Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache 2001
(search item no. 75447)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Reveals a southern Rhone-like character in its kirsh liqueur, licorice, and pepper-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied with impressive fruit, tremendous freshness, and lively acidity, this is a tasty Spanish red to drink now and over the next 3-4 years... terrific bargains."
-Wine Advocate

100% old vine Garnacha, estate bottled. This is a wine made from old vines between 60 to over 100 years old found in 40 separate parcels that surround the town of Anorbe. These parcels are located in what the loacals call chaparral, an area of high bushes made up of a type of Spanish oak tree. Yielding only 1.25 tons/acre, this vines are from small plots that were abandoneed by the old winegrowers because of their low yields. The closest Garnacha vineyards in Spain to the Atlantic Ocean.

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About Vega Sindoa:

Although the Valley of Valdizarbe has always been considered one of the best areas of production in Navarra and viticulture there is centuries-old, it almost disappeared due to the depressed prices of grapes and extreme weather conditions. This winery is one of the first to bring the vineyards back to the valley by the hands of an energetic winemaker, Concha Vecino, and an innovative vineyard manager, Jose Manuel Urricelqui.