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Altovinum Evodia Garnacha 2013

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"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." -Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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Editorial Reviews for Altovinum Evodia Garnacha

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 03/21/2014

Noticeably herbal and medicinal on the nose though in a candied, sweet register with plenty of underlying raspberry fruit. There’s a lot of licorice here as well as notes of dried bay leaf and cracked black pepper. So smooth in the mouth you barely notice it at times. this is really fascinating on the tongue, it’s a bit chewy with moderately rich, dense fruit but so well balanced that it float across the palate. A touch tart, this is more about inner mouth perfumes than flavors per se. A bit indistinct if fresh blackberry fruit on the palate is joined by a bit of calcium and almost a salty edge before fading on the short, grapey and grape seed flavored finish. Incredibly easy to drink, just smooth and fresh with attractive perfumes but not a lot of depth of flavor. Stiil, what’s here is attractive and notably elegant in this company. 87pts


Member Reviews for Altovinum Evodia Garnacha

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

Four glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 03/21/2014

Four and a half glasses


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
4262201,536
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: RandyFisher
1073394658
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 02/10/2014

Nice granacha at a great price.


Snooth User: Pickit4flavor
1377361274
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 03/14/2014

Very good garnacha, surprisingly fruity, while not overly sweet.


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

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


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External Reviews for Altovinum Evodia Garnacha

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
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
Source: We Speak Wine
03/28/2015

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: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 12/22/2013

Vivid purple. Powerful aromas of blueberry, blackberry, woodsmoke and Indian spices. Displays supple, open-knit flavors of smoky dark berries, bitter chocolate and candied flowers. Seductive right now, with a sweet floral pastille element carrying through a long, smoky, tannin-free finish. An amazing value.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/16/2013

Evodia Garnacha


External Review
Vintage: 2012 10/04/2012

This 100% Garnacha offers a lovely perfume of spice box, mineral, and wild cherry. This perfectly balanced mix of flavors lends itself to an intensely fruity wine with loads of taste, a smooth texture, and a pure, fruit-filled finish. Pairs well with white and red meats roasted or grilled, big game, meat casseroles and stews, complex sauces, foie gras and legumes or blue and cured cheeses. 90 pts. Wine Advocate European Cellars Website


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"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." -Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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