(2010 Vintage) Traditional method used for the production of exceptional wines to be laid down for a long time
RP93 NM95 Drink 2010-2035 Gloria has long been one of the most popular wines in America, but I do not believe they have ever made better wines than they have over the last decade, and the 2009 is one of their finest. While this estate is not a classified growth, it certainly performs like one in 2009. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by an expressive, flamboyant bouquet of black fruits, Christmas spices, licorice and roasted Provencal herbs. Fuller-bodied, more concentrated and extracted than most vintages with soft tannins, its low acidity and a sumptuous, plump style remind me of a modern day version of the 1982 (which is fully mature but still in great shape). The 2009 Gloria is a very smart purchase for those looking to maximize their buying power. In fact, this may be the value of the vintage.
$47. WA93/WS92. good for the price, structured, full body, medium nose, firm finish, can last a long time, would buy again, had the magnum for $95.
- about 4 years
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/20/2013
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/05