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Every Vintage It's the Same Thing...95pts-Most Consistent Wine from Spain

Every Vintage It's the Same Thing...95pts-Most Consistent Wine from Spain

Every vintage release for AALTO Ribera del Duero I feel like a broken record. It's the same thing time after time.

A STELLAR 95 point review from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate!

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The 2008 AALTO maintains the legacy:

"Bodegas y Vinedos Aalto is a partnership between legendary vigneron Mariano Garcia [formerly of Vega Sicilia] and Javier Zaccagnini, former President of the governing body of the Ribera del Duero DO. Aalto is sourced from 7 different villages on a variety of soils with vineyard age ranging from 40-100 years and was aged for 24 months in French and American oak.

A glass-coating opaque purple color, it is already displaying a complex aromatic array of sandalwood, smoke, espresso, lavender, Asian spices, and assorted blue and black fruits. Smooth-textured, succulent, and structured, it will evolve for 2-3 years and offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2028+. In the scheme of things, it offers great value in top-flight Ribera del Duero...95." The Wine Advocate 6/11.

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In case you have forgotten, AALTO is a fairly new project in Ribera del Duero that is overseen by the living legend, Mariano Garcia the former winemaker at Vega Sicilia that helped to cement UNICO as one of the world's greatest wines. In eight vintages reviewed by the Wine Advocate, five of those vintages have been rated 94 or 95 points resulting in every vintage since 2004 landing in the top 10 to 20 wines produced in the vintage.

In fact, as you search the Wine Advocate site for 2008 Ribera del Duero AALTO is the fourth highest rated wine after the uber-pricey Pingus, Flor de Pingus and Tabula wines!

Chin, Chin,
Jeremy