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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Vinos Pinol Sa Natura Organic Red Blend 2005
Vinos Pinol Sa Natura Organic Red Blend 2005
(search item no. 88477)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cariñena (35%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet S. (20%), Syrah (15%) and Tempranillo (10%).

"Cellar Vinos Piñol is a family run cellar devoted to the winemaking of fine wines from our own vineyards. Our wines have limited production that turns them into special wines for exquisite and discerning palates. They have been awarded in several international wine tastings and mentioned by the most prestigious wine journalists as Parker and Peñin. At Vinos Piñol, in addition to working to create great wines, we are also concerned about the environment and that's why all our vines are organically farmed."

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About Vinos Pinol:

The winery Vinos Piñol is located in the town of Batea. This town is 45 miles south of Barcelona in the high mountains of Tarragona. 1300 ft above the Mediterranean Sea, the Terra Alta region is located next to Priorat, enjoying the same climate conditions and altitude as the Priorat wine region.

Vinos Piñol enjoys a high Mediterranean, with very hot days and cold nights with moderate rains. This climate allows the grapes to ripen very well during the day and slowly during the night, allowing the acidity and the skin-to-juice ratio to build up to the necessary level to have a well-balanced wine. The vineyards are well-protected by the high mountains surrounding Batea.

Limestone on the surface layer and clay on the inside layer, the soils of Vinos Piñol are poor in organic matter. This causes the vines produce lower yields, creating more concentrated grapes. With old family-owned vineyards, small production, organic farming, and the same climate conditions as Priorat, Vinos Piñol has become known for a beautiful selection of wines.