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Locations E-2 Spanish Red 750ml 2012
Sku: 9598
Robert Parker Rated: 93 Points
I reviewed these Locations offerings from Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars last year, who is going against all conventional wisdom of vineyard and ...more
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Country: Spain
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal Red Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $19.99
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Robert Parker Rated: 93 Points
I reviewed these Locations offerings from Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars last year, who is going against all conventional wisdom of vineyard and vintage dating wines. Terroirists will claim the devil has possessed Phinney, as his offerings from France, Italy and Spain are all blends from different sectors of each country. If you judge wines on how they taste and the degree of pleasure they offer, they are all incredible efforts. The three new cuvees I tasted are among the finest wine values one could hope to find. Moreover, there are 50,000 cases of each, no easy feat given the grapes Phinney has accessed and the quality he has turned out. As of now, Dave Phinney might be my “value winemaker of the year” candidate. P.S. It’s too expensive for this report, but I am including it as an hommage to what Dave Phinney has achieved. If there are better wines for under $20 a bottle in the world today, please share that information with The Wine Advocate. These are all remarkable efforts. Kudos to Dave Phinney! The 2011 Orin-Swift D66 VdP Cotes Catalanes, a blend of 80% Grenache, 12% Syrah and 8% Carignan (from 60- to 100-year-old vines), comes from the schist and limestone soils around the village of Maury. Aged in 100% French oak (25% new), this 10,000-case cuvee retails for around $43 a bottle, but I suspect discounters will offer it in the mid- to -upper $30 range. This black/ruby/purple-colored wine boasts a terrific perfume of creosote, camphor, charcoal, blackberries, acacia flowers and truffles. Full-bodied and opulent, this is a prodigious effort from the Cotes Catalanes. Even at its full retail price of $43, it represents a striking bargain. I rated it 95.
Wine maker notes
Priorat, Jumilla, Toro, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero are among the most noble growing regions on the Iberian Peninsula and purposely chosen for the second release of our Spanish red wine. Super concentrated fruit from old vines with low yields are accented with a judicious oak program for a balanced and distinctive wine.

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