2009 Pintia Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WE 93
  • VN 92
  • W&S 92
  • WS 90

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Reg: $64.94

$39.94

This product is
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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2013
The aromatics on the 2009 Pintia are very intense with lifted wild strawberry, raspberry, mulberry fruit interlaced by dried herbs and just a mention of cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins that are in... The aromatics on the 2009 Pintia are very intense with lifted wild strawberry, raspberry, mulberry fruit interlaced by dried herbs and just a mention of cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins that are in synch with the tobacco-tinged red fruit. This has very good structure and symmetry, while the finish displays fine tension and a long, spicy aftertaste. This has very good potential. - Neal Martin
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2013
There’s no denying this wine’s force. It’s 15% ABV but balanced, with roasted berry, leather, toasty oak, graphite and prune aromas. The palate feels full, flush and without gaps, while flavors of blackberry, cassis... There’s no denying this wine’s force. It’s 15% ABV but balanced, with roasted berry, leather, toasty oak, graphite and prune aromas. The palate feels full, flush and without gaps, while flavors of blackberry, cassis, chocolate and spice finish exceedingly smooth, with loamy notes and leftover spice. Drink through 2020.
VN 92
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, September 2013
Inky ruby. Complex, seductively perfumed scents of red and dark berry preserves, pipe tobacco, potpourri and smoky Indian spices. Sweet, expansive and seamless, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors... Inky ruby. Complex, seductively perfumed scents of red and dark berry preserves, pipe tobacco, potpourri and smoky Indian spices. Sweet, expansive and seamless, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors along with notes of violet pastille and fruitcake. Shows excellent clarity and focus on the finish, which is firmed by youthful tannins. -- Josh Raynolds
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, June 2014
Pintia is Vega Sicilia’s project in Toro, where the Alvarez family purchased 260 acres in the late 1990s and began producing wine in 2001. This wine requires some patience: When it’s first poured, the aroma seems dumb... Pintia is Vega Sicilia’s project in Toro, where the Alvarez family purchased 260 acres in the late 1990s and began producing wine in 2001. This wine requires some patience: When it’s first poured, the aroma seems dumb, needing plenty of air to reveal a scent of fruit. Then, little by little, the wine’s grand stature and powerful flavors emerge, as if it were slowly waking up from a long night of partying. Let it rest for another three years or more.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2013
Floral and spicy aromas lead to flavors of blackberry, coffee bean, licorice and tar in this graceful red. Features firm tannins under the polished surface, kept fresh by lively acidity. Tempranillo. Drink now through... Floral and spicy aromas lead to flavors of blackberry, coffee bean, licorice and tar in this graceful red. Features firm tannins under the polished surface, kept fresh by lively acidity. Tempranillo. Drink now through 2020. – TM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Toro
Vintage 2009

Label

Grapes for Pintia are hand-harvested, double-sorted, then left in a cold chamber for 12 hours in order to preserve the intensity of the fruit. Cold maceration is carried out for 5 days prior to fermentation in oak wood vats, before aging in 70% French and 30% American oak for 12 months.

The wine is intense in color and depth, cherry red in tone with purplish hues. On the nose, Pintia is broad, very clean, expressive and elegant on the nose, with a great fruit intensity. The palate shows great structure and a excellent tannin, yet is also fresh and pleasing on the palate.

Winery

Pintia

Pintia was born out of Vega Sicilia, a famous and legendary wine estate located in Ribera del Duero in the Valbuena de Duero in the province of Valladolid. It was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lacanda y Chaves, who brought cuttings of Bordelaise varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Pinot Noir from Bordeaux.

The estate changed hands several times before it was purchased in 1982 by the Alvarez family. By around 1995, Vega Sicilia was doing well and a new project, Alion, was well underway. After a year of careful study, the Alvarez family decided to focus another project on the Toro denomination of origin.

The family began to buy any old vineyards that were available, especially in the boulder-strewn San Roman Hornija wasteland created over millennia by the Duero River. Production experiments were carried out for another 4 years to determine the potential of the Toro wines. They concluded the most important aspects of Toro wine lies in preserving the fruitiness of the grape.