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Altovinum Evodia Calatayud 2016

Member Review by robalcoh:

Very light, airy red with almost no tannic qualities. Sweet and fruity notes of blackberry and cherry. There is an initial hint of smokey oak that becomes stronger and more earthy in the aftertaste. This is not a wine for those who prefer a robust red. It would be well suited to a pre-dinner role paired with something like a salad, a plate of mild cheese & fruit, or a fresh tomato & basil bruschetta.

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Member Reviews for Altovinum Evodia Calatayud

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Snooth User: robalcoh
137224238
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 09/23/2013

Very light, airy red with almost no tannic qualities. Sweet and fruity notes of blackberry and cherry. There is an initial hint of smokey oak that becomes stronger and more earthy in the aftertaste. This is not a wine for those who prefer a robust red. It would be well suited to a pre-dinner role paired with something like a salad, a plate of mild cheese & fruit, or a fresh tomato & basil bruschetta.


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,722
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

The outward appearance of the bottle being a silvery blue attracted me to this wine. Very dark on the scale of the word red. It's aroma is one of a spicy nature. The initial taste explodes on the upper palate and stays there for some time. Blackberry, raspberry, earth and spice. The finish is long and the upper palate still savors it's deep richness. Quite pleasing


Snooth User: scandihoovian
3290068
0.00 5
Vintage: 2012 12/08/2013

Paired really well with turkey. Nice fruitiness, lighter body but luscious


Snooth User: jfcosd
8215629
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 04/20/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,041
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 02/23/2013

Nice, bright Spanish garnacha with nice dark fruit and rhubarb, lively acidity and a decent finish. This is a very food friendly wine with an excellent quality to price ratio.


Snooth User: Sunny Woo
117482142
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 01/05/2013

8.99 TW 1/5/13


Snooth User: iansanso
128590419
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 05/11/2013

A little light for my liking. Better suited for those who are into the less robust reds. Still a decent buy for the price.


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External Reviews for Altovinum Evodia Calatayud

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/27/2018

EVODIA is an exciting new project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spain’s most progressive and promising wine growing regions. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety – in fact, the highest in the entire country. The vineyards surrounding the small town of Atea reach upwards of 3000 feet – the highest within the DO. It is here, in the vineyards of Atea, that Altovinum sources their Garnacha grapes for EVODIA. In addition to the remarkable climate due to elevation, the property is comprised of pure schiste soils, known as pisara in the local area. Aficionados familiar with the wines of the Priorat and the Roussillon are well acquainted to this soil type and its extraordinary influence on the wines. These vineyards were ferreted out by the amazingly talented team behind Altovinum - Eric Solomon, Jean Marc Lafage and Yolanda Diaz. Yolanda Diaz, a native of Calatayud, has an intimate knowledge of the DO and its terroir – her relationships in the region are an invaluable asset to the project. The winemaking is placed in the capable hands of dynamic enologist, Jean Marc Lafage – a man Robert Parker called “irrepressible.” Jean Marc consults on projects worldwide and owns one of the Roussillon’s visionary wineries, Domaine Lafage. And finally, Eric Solomon, a self appointed Grenache practitioner – through his import company, European Cellars, he represents the finest Grenache producers in the world including the Chateauneuf-du-Papes from Domaine de la Janasse and Domain du Marcoux as well as in the Priorat, including Clos Erasmus (which he co-owns with his wife, Daphne Glorian). These wines have achieved the loftiest of accolades including perfect scores (100 points) from Robert Parker. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 07/20/2018

EVODIA is an exciting new project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spain’s most progressive and promising wine growing regions. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety – in fact, the highest in the entire country. The vineyards surrounding the small town of Atea reach upwards of 3000 feet – the highest within the DO. It is here, in the vineyards of Atea, that Altovinum sources their Garnacha grapes for EVODIA. In addition to the remarkable climate due to elevation, the property is comprised of pure schiste soils, known as pisara in the local area. Aficionados familiar with the wines of the Priorat and the Roussillon are well acquainted to this soil type and its extraordinary influence on the wines. These vineyards were ferreted out by the amazingly talented team behind Altovinum - Eric Solomon, Jean Marc Lafage and Yolanda Diaz. Yolanda Diaz, a native of Calatayud, has an intimate knowledge of the DO and its terroir – her relationships in the region are an invaluable asset to the project. The winemaking is placed in the capable hands of dynamic enologist, Jean Marc Lafage – a man Robert Parker called “irrepressible.” Jean Marc consults on projects worldwide and owns one of the Roussillon’s visionary wineries, Domaine Lafage. And finally, Eric Solomon, a self appointed Grenache practitioner – through his import company, European Cellars, he represents the finest Grenache producers in the world including the Chateauneuf-du-Papes from Domaine de la Janasse and Domain du Marcoux as well as in the Priorat, including Clos Erasmus (which he co-owns with his wife, Daphne Glorian). These wines have achieved the loftiest of accolades including perfect scores (100 points) from Robert Parker. - Winery ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 11/04/2014

EVODIA is an exciting new project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spains most progressive and promising wine growing regions. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety in fact, the highest in the entire country. The vineyards surrounding the small town of Atea reach upwards of 3000 feet the highest within the DO.It is here, in the vineyards of Atea, that Altovinum sources their Garnacha grapes for EVODIA. In addition to the remarkable climate due to elevation, the property is comprised of pure schiste soils, known as pisara in the local area. Aficionados familiar with the wines of the Priorat and the Roussillon are well acquainted to this soil type and its extraordinary influence on the wines.These vineyards were ferreted out by the amazingly talented team behind Altovinum - Eric Solomon, Jean Marc Lafage and Yolanda Diaz. Yolanda Diaz, a native of Calatayud, has an intimate knowledge of the DO and its terroir her relationships in the region are an invaluable asset to the project. The winemaking is placed in the capable hands of dynamic enologist, Jean Marc Lafage a man Robert Parker called irrepressible. Jean Marc consults on projects worldwide and owns one of the Roussillons visionary wineries, Domaine Lafage. And finally, Eric Solomon, a self appointed Grenache practitioner through his import company, European Cellars, he represents the finest Grenache producers in the world including the Chateauneuf-du-Papes from Domaine de la Janasse and Domain du Marcoux as well as in the Priorat, including Clos Erasmus (which he co-owns with his wife, Daphne Glorian). These wines have achieved the loftiest of accolades including perfect scores (100 points) from Robert Parker. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2013 03/27/2015

A custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, Altovinum’s 2013 Evodia is made from 100% old vine Grenache (some of it 100 years old), planted at 850- to 950-meter elevations in pure slate soils. It is a lovely, elegant, feminine-styled Grenache displaying notes of strawberries, cherries, spring flowers and loamy soil undertones in a medium-bodied, refreshing, pure format. Drink it over the next 1–2 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 03/27/2015

Bright purple. Ripe black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by notes of violet and fresh flowers. Round, powerful and creamy in texture, offering juicy blueberry and cassis flavors firmed by tangy acidity. Shows very good breadth and power on the finish, which is framed by soft, harmonious tannins. This is the first vintage for this bottling, which has consistently delivered outstanding value, to include syrah (in the past it has been exclusively garnacha).


External Review
Vintage: 2012 04/07/2015

An Eric Solomon custom cuvee, the 2012 Evodia is 100% Grenache from a vineyard planted at more than 2,000 feet in pure decomposed slate soils. Some of the Grenache vines are over 100 years of age. The wine exhibits good density, plenty of richness, not the complexity or ethereal qualities of several of his other custom cuvees, but beautiful fruit, a luscious texture and a hedonistic mouthfeel as well as finish. Enjoy this remarkable value over the next 2–3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/16/2013

Evodia Garnacha


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