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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Vina Eguia Crianza 2008
Vina Eguia Crianza 2008
(search item no. 121797)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Decanter rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Selected grapes from Rioja Alavesa vineyards. Soils are a mixture of chalk, sand and clay. The vines have a medium age of 20 to 25 years and are grown using the traditional "gobelet" system. Fifteen days of fermentation and the maceration process is done in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with daily pumpovers to achieve the optimum color and tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tanks and then racked twice before going into oak barrels. The wine is aged in American oak for 12 months, with one racking.
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About Vina Eguia:

Vina Eguia was founded in 1982, when Julian Murua revived his father's (Jose Murua) winery, which dates back to 1926 in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa.