2007 Bodegas Magana Dignus
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 92

Reg: $17.94

$12.94

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Reg: $17.94

$12.94

This product is
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
From winemakers Juan and Diego Magana the 2007 Dignus is an amazing wine for the price. A blend of 50% Tempranillo 25% Merlot (from cuttings also supplied to Bordeaux's Petrus vineyard) and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon it... From winemakers Juan and Diego Magana the 2007 Dignus is an amazing wine for the price. A blend of 50% Tempranillo 25% Merlot (from cuttings also supplied to Bordeaux's Petrus vineyard) and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon it smells like a top-class Pomerol from that tiny appellation's plateau. Abundant scents of mocha black cherries and blacker fruits jump from the glass of this flamboyant medium to full-bodied luscious wine. With lively acidity rich concentrated fruit and a luxurious texture as well as length this would be a heck-of-a wine for $50. At $21 it's a steal! Drink it over the next 2-4 years. -Robert Parker
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Navarra
Vintage 2007

Winery

Bodegas Magana

Bodegas Vina Magana is a 247-acre estate in the Navarra DO, just northeast of Rioja. It was founded in 1970 by Juan Magana, whose dream and vision of creating a new, different and surprising wine using Bordeaux varietals was not permitted by the Spanish government. He found a nursery that sold vines to famous chateaus in St. Emilion and Pomerol, most notably to Chateau Petrus. He bought Merlot cuttings and smuggled them over the Pyrenees Mountains. The first vineyard of Merlot thus planted,, his first vintage was made seven years later in 1976.

The Magana family owns 250 acres of vineyard land on the limestone plateau located in the town of Barillas. Over the years, Juan’s bodega has become a reference point for quality in the region and, over 35 years, has established itself as an institution in Navarra. Today, Juan shares winemaking responsibilities with his son Diego.