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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache 2011
Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache 2011
(search item no. 124555)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
Decanter rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright red. Suave raspberry and cherry preserve aromas are compelling and sexy. Musky herbal and floral qualities add complexity to the nose but fade into the red berry aromas, which continue on the palate. Deep, sweet and pure, with strong raspberry and blackcurrant flavors repeating on the finish. This could easily pass for a serious southern Rhone wine and is one incredible value.
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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.