Altovinum 2012 Evodia Garnacha Old Vines

photo(151)I  picked up this wine at Costco for about $7.  Doing a little online research I came up empty handed.  There is almost no information on the winery or vineyard.  Except that it is high elevation Garnacha (Grenache) and aged in steel tanks.I generally like the concentrated flavors and tartness of high elevation wines, and this wine is no exception.

The only thing I have to go off of is the wine experience, with no context.  I usually like a little context some back story when enjoying wine. Oh well.

I was actually blown away by this wine, especially on the second day.  This is a big bold, fruit forward wine with kick ass tannins and a nice supple mouth feel.  After decanting for 24 hours the wine showed no signs of weakening and actually the mid palate opened up to reveal more complexity,  a nice mineral component.

This is a straight forward, well made wine.  Not terribly complex but for less than $10 this is a ridiculous deal.

Weekly Wine Journal Rating: 93 points

2 comments

  1. This wine was recommended to me by my local wine store as a great deal for under $10. I found it a bit flabby, especially the second day. It’s a decent value for $10, even better at $7. Pretty label too, and a good party wine–impressive to bring, goes with cocktail food.

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