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Vina Alarba Old Vines Grenache

Wine Details

Vineyard

Vina Alarba

Varietal

Grenache

Style

Red

Region

Spain

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) "The outstanding 2004 Vina Alarba Old Vines (5,000 cases for the American market) boasts a deep ruby/purple color, full body, and wonderful kirsch liqueur and raspberry aromas and flavors interwoven with hints of licorice as well as minerals. This stunning effort is almost too good to be true. Drink it over the next 1-3 years. This is a ridiculously priced bargain! A backwater Spanish appellation, Calatayud is becoming more and more important, especially for terrific wine values. Jorge Ordonez w...

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2001 Vintage) "The 2001 Vina Alarba Old Vines Grenache (100% Garnacha; 5,000 cases available in the USA) possesses a dense ruby color as well as pure kirsch liqueur and wild black cherry aromas and flavors, medium body, and superb purity and ripeness. It is a beautiful wine to drink over the next 2-3 years, perhaps longer. This is an Incredible value! This is one of the most remarkable values in dry red wine in the marketplace. This cuvee is produced primarily from old vine Garnacha (Grenache) from hillside vi...
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2002 Vintage) "Sweet and grapey, but pleasurable and well made. The candied palate of sugar beets, raspberry and mocha is juicy, and there's a decent grip to the mouth feel. The tail end then then fans out and..."
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Sep-06
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06