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Olivares Altos de la Hoya 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Bright purple. Black raspberry and cassis aromas, with spicy mineral and floral elements gaining power with air. Powerful dark fruit flavors are sweetened by vanilla and cola nuances and lifted by juicy acidity. Impressively velvety wine, with very good finishing breadth and lingering spiciness. Plenty of bang for the buck here." – Stephen Tanzer

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Member Reviews for Olivares Altos de la Hoya

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Snooth User: globalfoodie
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/09/2012

My new house wine.


Snooth User: bfkirby
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/12/2009

solid red, let it breathe for a bit to open it up, cherry, raisin


Snooth User: aronowm2
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/06/2008

weak....this is my worst wine week ever...an amalgam of bland muted flavors


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 07/30/2009

92% Monastrell, 8% Garnacha. 2004 foi RP90


Snooth User: KevinD
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/09/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Olivares Altos de la Hoya

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/28/2014

The 2011 Altos de la Hoya produced from un-grafted 40-year-old Monastrell with a balance of 5% Garnacha (blending a little Garnacha with the Monastrell starts sounding like a popular idea), fermented in stainless steel with natural yeasts. Then half of the wine is aged for six months in 6,000-liter French oak vats and the other half in 225-liter barriques. Clean, bright cherry robe, a polished nose of red and black fruits, well-integrated oak, with a straight palate, good acidity and the red and black fruit coming back in a very pleasant finish. 250,000 bottles produced. This is even better value. Drink 2014–2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/28/2014

Bright purple. Black raspberry and cassis aromas, with spicy mineral and floral elements gaining power with air. Powerful dark fruit flavors are sweetened by vanilla and cola nuances and lifted by juicy acidity. Impressively velvety wine, with very good finishing breadth and lingering spiciness. Plenty of bang for the buck here.



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"Bright purple. Black raspberry and cassis aromas, with spicy mineral and floral elements gaining power with air. Powerful dark fruit flavors are sweetened by vanilla and cola nuances and lifted by juicy acidity. Impressively velvety wine, with very good finishing breadth and lingering spiciness. Plenty of bang for the buck here." – Stephen Tanzer

Dietary Information: Organic


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