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Records from 1672 prove that the De Gregorio family has been involved in viticulture and winemaking for several centuries. Miguel Angel de Gregorio, owner and winemaker, graduated from the University of Madrid with degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Enology. The family's estate of 60 acres (25 ha) is in Briones. The vineyards are 1,440 to 1,680 ft. in elevation (480-560m). The vines are planted in calcareous clay and gravel which dates from the quaternary period, located on the 2nd and 3rd terraces of the Ebro River.
The dual expositions of the vineyards result in two distinct microclimates. The vineyards that face north-northwest produce grapes that are higher in acidity and give structure to the wine. The vineyards that face south-southeast produce grapes with ripe fruit aromas.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
The 2001 Allende has a more complex bouquet than the 2000 with briary, dill, orange zest and a touch of limestone that is beautifully composed. The palate is very well-balanced, with juicy dark berry fruit laced with black pepper and balsamic with fine concentration towards the masculine finish. This is probably the finest Allende – up to this point!
The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.