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Hazana Old Vines Rioja 2014

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Hazana Old Vines Rioja 2014 750ML        
Sku: 62921

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An "Exceptional Best Buy" from Robert Parker, the Hazana Vinas Viejas (Old Vines) Rioja 2012 is another amazing value from Eric Solomon. If we sound like a broken record, even The Wine Buyer can't believe how many incredible wines Mr. Solomon can find...or how quickly they sell out!

Sourced from 70 year old vines in Rioja, the Hazana is a yin-yang of modern and traditional Spanish winemaking. A bit darker and full-bodied than most Rioja's, the combination of French and American oak leads to a round, vanilla finish. As Parker says below "it is difficult to believe a wine such as this could be available for under $35-40 a bottle."

Tasting notes
A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of lead pencil shavings, black currants, spice box, cedar and a touch of vanilla. Deep, medium to full-bodied and elegant yet suave, savory and expansive, this beautiful red is a perfect synthesis of the traditional and more progressive style of Rioja.

Rating

"The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one ofthe greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old unirrigated, head-pruned vines. Loads of lead pencil shavings, black and red currants, licorice and tobacco leaf all jump from the glass of this dense, ruby/purple wine. Soft tannins, medium to full body and fabulous intensity, make for a sensational Rioja to drink over the next 5-7 years." The Wine Advocate, 92 Points


Wine maker notes
Hazaņa is an attempt to preserve the most traditional style of Rioja, with all the characteristics that make the distinctive personality of this region. A collaboration between proprietor Rafael De Haan and importer Eric Solomon and part of the project, Bodegas Abanico. Bodegas Abanico was developed by Rafael De Haan and Nuria Altes in 2006. Having met in the wine trade (Rafael exported Nuria´s wine from Celler Batea), they have formed a close partnership to select the best wines that Spain has to offer.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 13%

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
 
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Rating:
Name: Arthur from RIDGEWOOD, NJ
Review:
Can't say I'm a huge fan of Spanish wines, but this is above par --especially at the price point.