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Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain 2011

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94 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: (100% tempranillo). Colour: bright cherry. Nose: ripe fruit, sweet spices, creamy oak, red berry notes, mineral. Palate: flavourful, fruity, toasty, round tannins. (2014)

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/08/2007

Artadi 2002 Strong anise vanilla, deep black cherry, light wood, all on the nose after a ½ hour of air in a decanter. Big wine rich with vanilla, cream, deep rich cherry black cherry, gorgeous lushness. Wow, a lot of depth and more. Opened over an hour and it's still deep and strong. Little bit of an herbal quality with rich fruit and a strong mineral quality that prevades it all. Wow! I must buy more. Fresh ground pepper mixed with the strong cherry quality. Also on the finish a strong plum note makes itself known. c5a12t17o8=92 [92]


Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
Vintage: 1998 08/08/2007

An elegant fully mature wine with great nuance. Interestingly while enjoyable out of the bottle, it really opened up an hour into being opened though I would still say this wine is ready now for consumption. 4/5 [NR]


External Reviews for Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain

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Vintage: 2008 09/27/2012

The 2008 Vinas de Gain is sourced from Tempranillo vines between 25 and 40 years of age and is matured in new, one- and two-year-old wood from several coopers. It has a very well-defined bouquet with crisp blackberry, cassis and licorice-scented frui... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2008 Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 03/19/2013

Bright ruby. Sexy, expressive aromas of dark berries and cherry-vanilla, with cracked pepper and pipe tobacco nuances adding complexity. Plush and supple in texture, with sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors lifted by gentle acidity. Soft tanni... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2008 Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

If this wine were inserted in a blind tasting of 1999 grand cru red Burgundies, many tasters would think it was a Musigny, a wine that sells for $200ndash;$500 a bottle. But this Musigny look-alike is priced at a mere $18. It is made from 100% Tempranillo harvested at yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare (much less than many grand cru red Burgundy vineyards), with a 14-month upbringing in French oak (similar to most grand cru red Burgundies). It boasts a deep, opaque ruby color in addition to gorgeously well-delineated aromas of spring flowers, sweet black cherries, raspberries, and minerals. The wine is elegant, medium-bodied, lush, sweet, and well-balanced with purity, graciousness, and vibrancy. This impeccably made Rioja will drink well for a decade.


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

No one produced more complex, concentrated, age worthy Riojas than Artadi. Readers who are unable to locate and afford their two expensive cuvees should check out the 1,500 cases that made it to the United States of the sensational 1998 Vinas de Gain. A selection from three hillside parcels where the wine average 40 years, and are bottled after 18 months in French oak (no filtration), it is an elegant, stylish effort with terrific fruit, a sweet, complex nose of black cherries, minerals, lead pencil, spice box, and vanilla. Made from 100% Tempranillo, it possesses an impressive texture, medium to full body, and beautiful balance as well as purity. It is a wine to drink now and over the next 10ndash;12 years.


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Vintage: 2007 10/20/2010

Artadi's 2007 Vinas de Gain is 100% Tempranillo sourced from 40- to 60-year-old vines and aged in 40% new French oak for 12-14 months. A saturated purple color, it delivers an expressive bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, mineral, blueberry, and bla... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2007 Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Bright ruby-red. Complex, musky aromas of creme de mure, currant, licorice and pepper. Sweet, supple and densely packed, with fruit-driven flavors of black raspberry and licorice. Finishes with substantial but thoroughly ripe tannins. A very strong vintage for Artadirsquo;s entry-level Rioja.


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Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Thick and rich. Resembles a ripe California red more than a traditional Rioja in color, body and tannin. Smoky, gamy flavors are a bit clumsy, but a plummy core keeps it in balance. Try in 2000.


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94 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: (100% tempranillo). Colour: bright cherry. Nose: ripe fruit, sweet spices, creamy oak, red berry notes, mineral. Palate: flavourful, fruity, toasty, round tannins. (2014)

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