2000 Vina Alarba Old Vines Grenache
Calatayud, Aragon, Spain
WB Rating: 85

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $4.99 (Premire Cru, Whole Foods)
Type: Spanish red
Principal varietal(s): 100% Grenahce

Crystalline deep purple color. Pure, clean fruit -- strawberry, plums, peaches. Excellent balance. Overall, not as fleshy as the amazingly good 1998, a bit higher acid, a bit shorter in the midrange and finish. But these are quibbles for a wine this good at this price. (The quoted price is from Premier Cru.) - WB Team 2002-05-15


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