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Marques de Grinon Dominio de Valdepusa Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby red colored with an intense bouquet of wild red fruits and spices, well-structured and powerful. This wine may be enjoyed as early as you like, but no doubt it will improve during the next ten years.

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WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Certain past vintages of this La Mancha Cabernet have been a little green and lacking. But in 2004 the wine is ripe and Californian in style. It smells of spice cake, berry jam and cassis, while the palate is grabby and mildly tannic, with molten black-fruit flavors. Finishes a bit medicinal and sweet.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals black currant and blackberry aromas and flavors along with excellent balance and several years of aging potential. Drink it from 2012 to 2019.
Rating: 91+
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Marques de Grinon, Spain
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Marqués de Griñón wines are sourced from the prized Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard in Castilla-La Mancha. Valdepusa stands apart from the rest of the region, as its 1068-foot elevation is one of the highest in Spain, and its top layer of soil is similar to Burgundy’s — it is almost pure limestone. Dominio de Valdepusa is located in Castilla-La Mancha, some 31 miles from Toledo, near the Pusa River. It covers 50 hectares, 20 of which are planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah. The balance is pristine land populated by local varieties of oak, wild olive trees, brush, thyme and rosemary, which contribute to the overall complexity and personality of the single estate. The family believes in the importance of the terroir and does its utmost to transmit the land’s characteristics to their grapes, including the soil’s physical, mineral and biological characteristics. A reputable winemaker in his own right, Falcó has invited top experts from around the world to help continually improve Marqués de Griñón's processes. Legendary Bordeaux oenologists Michel Rolland and Émile Peynaud; soil expert Claude Bourguignon; and Australian viticulturalist Dr. Richard Smart have consulted at Marques de Griñon since 1990, helping to implement the technologies and methods that make the winery one of the most advanced in the world. These include a partial root-drying system, sub-surface drip irrigation, high-canopy trellising, gravity-fed tanks, hand de-stemming and an abandonment of fining and filtration, all of which give the wines their famously powerful and concentrated style.

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Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.

Most planted and respected is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.

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