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Herencia Altes Terra Alta Garnacha Negra 2012

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Country/State: Spain
Region: Catalonia
Sub-Region: Terra Alta
Varietal: Grenache
Color: Red
This sub-$10 Spanish red reminds us of a $15 Cotes-du-Rhone!
90 Rhone Report (3/2013) "A concrete tank aged blend of 100% Garnatxa Negra, from vines planted between 1912 and 1915, the 2012 Herencia Altes Garnacha Negra exhibits a transparent ruby color as well as scrumptious, perfumed aromas of wild strawberries, kirsch liqueur, creamy licorice, and crushed rock like minerality on the nose. Gorgeously fresh and fragrant, with a beguiling, downright sexy profile that's hard to resist and a clean, dry finish, it is a crazy value that should impress for 3-4 years."
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91 Wine Advocate (11/2013) "A joint venture between Eric Solomon and proprietor Nuria Altes, this is an unreal value made from 100% Grenache from vines planted nearly 100 years ago. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a flowery perfume revealing aromas of forest floor, underbrush, sweet black cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Medium-bodied, ethereal as well as sublime, this finesse-styled Grenache possesses a delicacy that is difficult to believe for such intensity. Consume it over the next 3-4 years."
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899
750 ML
Available:
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Colleen B F. (1 review) | 3/19/14
Delicious! Not to week and not too strong with a lot of character. Dry, fruity and a little spicy. I don't normally rate wines so not sure what exactly to write--just know this is a great wine if you like CDR's and GMS's!
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