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Petit Verdot Abadia Retuerta 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

"We finished with a pair of pure Petit Verdot wines, a variety that is an infrequently successful “soloist.” My only complaint would be the unnecessary weight of the bottles and the limited production of just three barrels. The 2005 Petit Verdot is very pure on the nose, with lush blackberry and blueberry aromas cloaked in a judicious amount of vanillary oak. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins and attractive purity as well as notes of blackberry, red peppercorns and a crisp citric edge towards the finish that would benefit from a little more cohesion...." WA 10/12 Expresso, bitter chocolate and toasted walnut notes frame blackberry and blueberry flavors in this ripe, expressive red. It's viscous, but saved from jamminess by crisp tannins. Oaky but alluring...91" -WS 09/08

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Abadía Retuerta:
The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. We have a wide variety of soils, wi... Read more
The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. We have a wide variety of soils, with representations of most of the world’s best varieties, and state-of-the-art technology (meteorological stations, anti-frost towers, etc.) The rest of the estate is comprised of the winery, 12th century abbey, a farm, forest and bush. Read less

"We finished with a pair of pure Petit Verdot wines, a variety that is an infrequently successful “soloist.” My only complaint would be the unnecessary weight of the bottles and the limited production of just three barrels. The 2005 Petit Verdot is very pure on the nose, with lush blackberry and blueberry aromas cloaked in a judicious amount of vanillary oak. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins and attractive purity as well as notes of blackberry, red peppercorns and a crisp citric edge towards the finish that would benefit from a little more cohesion...." WA 10/12 Expresso, bitter chocolate and toasted walnut notes frame blackberry and blueberry flavors in this ripe, expressive red. It's viscous, but saved from jamminess by crisp tannins. Oaky but alluring...91" -WS 09/08

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