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Numina 2003

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Numina 2011 - 94 points, San Diego International Wine Competition/

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Region: Argentina » Uco Valley

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Color: Red
Blend: Malbec, Merlot
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Bodega Salentein:
The magnificent bodega, designed for both form and function in the shape of a cross, allows for customized gentle handling of the grapes, reducing the distance wine needs to be moved between winemaking steps. Each of the wings is a small winery with two levels-a ground level that houses stainless steel tanks and French wooden vats for fermentation and storage, and an underground level for aging... Read more
The magnificent bodega, designed for both form and function in the shape of a cross, allows for customized gentle handling of the grapes, reducing the distance wine needs to be moved between winemaking steps. Each of the wings is a small winery with two levels-a ground level that houses stainless steel tanks and French wooden vats for fermentation and storage, and an underground level for aging wine in oak casks. The two levels allow wine to flow from the tanks to the barrels by a traditional gravity transfer system. The four wines converge in a circular central chamber.which resembles an amphitheater and was inspired by ancient classical temples. Read less

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4.50 5
04/03/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Numina

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/26/2014

Numina 2011 - 94 points, San Diego International Wine Competition/


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/26/2014

Numina 2011 - 93 points, James Suckling/ Lots of mineral, licorice and dark berry character aromas follow through to a full body, integrated tannins and a long, spicy, dried fruit and dried herb character. Beautiful finish. A blend of 61% malbec, 21% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 7% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/24/2014

Numina 2011 - 91 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Blackberry, dark plum, ink, coffee and graphite aromas comprise a ripe, clean, Bordeaux-esque bouquet. This five-grape blend is grabby and tannic but just elegant enough. Flavors of prune, blackberry and chocolate cake precede a dark, toasty, oaky finish that’s solid in feel. Drink through 2018.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/24/2014

Numina 2011 - Gold Medal, Argentina Wine Awards/ Salentein Numina 2011 won the Gold Medal trophy in the HIGH END BLENDS category. In its 8th edition, the Argentine Wine Awards is a wine contest organized by Wines of Argentina and is considered the most relevant wine competition in the country. Winners were selected from a sampling of 650 wines by a panel of 12 international and 6 Argentine judges.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/24/2014

Numina 2011 - 94 points, Argentina Special Report/ The blend from this atmospherically-named vineyard is Malbec with 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc and it’s a winner. Dense, deeply colored, yet nuanced on the nose and palate, it’s smooth and silky, with notes of mint, green pepper, violets and sweet vanilla oak. Savory and very long.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/13/2014

In the remote upper reaches of Argentina’s Uco Valley on the eastern slopes of the Andes, Bodegas Salentein produces a remarkable collection of wines from vineyards planted at some of the highest elevations on the planet. From this lofty outpost, 65 miles south of the bustling city of Mendoza, Argentina’s winemaking capital, Bodegas Salentein (Sah-len-tyne) has started to forge an international reputation for its fine wines. Each year, growing numbers of curious wine lovers are drawn to this spectacular location, intent on discovering and experiencing the beauty and ethos of Bodegas Salentein for themselves. Bodegas Salentein is a wine destination like no other. Established in the late 1990s, Salentein is a privately-owned estate of almost 5,000 acres, of which 1,124 acres are planted to vine. The property includes a world-class winery and cellars, a 125-acre nature preserve, the showpiece Killka Center for Culture and the Arts, a nearby lodge (the Posada Salentein, offering an elegant and relaxed retreat into nature), and the landmark Chapel of Gratitude, a non-denominational chapel of ascetic loveliness, built using ancient local stonework techniques. Production Area Valle de Uco, Mendoza - Argentina The grapes grow on alluvial, stony soils in the high elevation vineyards of the El Oasis estate (3,609 feet above sea level). The handling of the canopy is based on a perfect balance of shade and sunlight, allowing each grape to reach optimum ripeness. Grape Varieties 61% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Vinification 100% of the grapes are hand-harvested and selected before undergoing a gentle de-stemming. From the selection table, grapes are transferred into 7,000 liter oak casks where alcoholic fermentation takes place. Each variety is fermented and aged separately in oak barrels. The varieties are blended together after 6 months and the final wine ages for an additional 16 months before release. Color Deep ruby Bouquet Scents of cassis, black cherries, spices and mint Taste An intense and robust wine with elegant flavors of raspberries, blueberries, sweet spices and a long, lingering finish of vanilla Alcohol 14.5% Serving Suggestions An ideal match for hard cheeses, hearty stews, pasta dishes, casseroles and grilled red meats.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
10/13/2014

Numina 2011 - 93 points JamesSuckling.com/ Lots of mineral, licorice and dark berry character aromas follow through to a full body, integrated tannins and a long, spicy, dried fruit and dried herb character. Beautiful finish. A blend of 61% malbec, 21% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 7% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc.


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