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Bottle Price: $190.00
Bin: 583
Name: Sierra Cantabria Amancio Rioja
Vintage: 2001
Region: Rioja, DOCa, Spain (WS:96 - Drink through 2015) - 100% Tempranillo
Varietal: Spanish Reds
Producer: Sierra Cantabria
Country: Spain
Rating: 97 Points-Wine Advocate; 96 Points-Wine Spectator; 93 Points-Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Notes: A ravishing red wine. Dominates the palate, with muscular tannins and mouthfilling flavors of plum, blackberry, coffee and dark chocolate. It has it all: superripe fruit, lavish oak, heady alcohol and a finish that just won't quit. Quite a departure from the bashful elegance of traditional Rioja. Drink now through 2015. 200 cases imported. — TM
Galaxy Notes: 100% Tempranillo Aged 24 months in a different new French oak Bordelaise barrels (“200 % new barrel”). Racking every four months. Bottled: December 2008 Vineyard: Proprietary vineyard in “La Veguilla” area, in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja. Surface: 15 Has (37 acres). Altitude: 575 m. (1,890 ft). Sun exposure: S.S.E. (South-Southeast). Soils of calcareous clay; abundance of small rounded stones on surface. Age: 20 to 35 years old vines. Density of plantation: 4,000 vines per hectare. Type of training: Head-trained in goblet and on trellis. Organic fertilization. Environmental integrated agriculture cultivation. Exhaustive manual harvesting in boxes. Rigorous selection (in a vineyard of exceptional characteristics and low yield -35 Hls./ Ha., 370 gal/acre-) exclusively of just the perfectly-formed, healthy and mature bunches were picked resulting in only 8 % of all the bunches from the vineyard. Date of harvest: Last week in October, 2001.
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