2014 Pintia Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • DC 95
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • WS 90

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$69.94

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Reg: $79.94

$69.94

This product is
out of stock

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DC 95
Decanter, July 2019
2014 was a good vintage, not excessively hot, and this is a really elegant expression of Toro that will continue to develop - Pintia showing that it's finding its feet. It has aromas of violets and delicate cedar, with a... expand 2014 was a good vintage, not excessively hot, and this is a really elegant expression of Toro that will continue to develop - Pintia showing that it's finding its feet. It has aromas of violets and delicate cedar, with a fresh, balanced, rounded palate displaying rich, dense notes of redcurrant and damson that run smoothly over the tongue. There's an edge of acidity and a finishing boom of warmth. A subtle change in the oak regime sees this in 90% new oak (rather than the traditional 100%), and 80% French and 20% American oak (a shift towards more French oak). Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/spain/castilla-y-leon/vega-sicilia-pintia-toro-castilla-y-leon-spain-2014-29938#Jfrmhj4QI7liUOvi.99 collapse
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2019
The 2014 Pintia matured in 75% French and 25% American oak barrels for approximately one and a half years. It is a slightly riper year than 2013, and the wine is more powerful but at the same time I found it extremely... expand The 2014 Pintia matured in 75% French and 25% American oak barrels for approximately one and a half years. It is a slightly riper year than 2013, and the wine is more powerful but at the same time I found it extremely aromatic, expressive and open, quite typical from Toro. It is a more elegant style, with less rusticity, and the tannins are fine-grained, present and quite abundant but also quite round. It has a great mouthfeel, with the wild berry, aromatic herbs and spicy flavors lingering in your mouth. This is a great vintage for Pintia. With time in the glass, it still shows some smoky undertones that make it feel quite young. 177,477 bottles and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in April 2016.-LG collapse
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, December 2018
Strong character here. Attractive violets and wet-earth notes with very dark, glossy and rich dark plums and cherries. The richness of the blood-plum flavor is impressive, the palate very plush and very smoothly rendered... expand Strong character here. Attractive violets and wet-earth notes with very dark, glossy and rich dark plums and cherries. The richness of the blood-plum flavor is impressive, the palate very plush and very smoothly rendered. Power with freshness and terrific tannin depth. Great result for the vintage. collapse
WS 90
Wine Spectator, September 2019
Sanguine, espresso and loamy earth flavors give this firm red an austere character, with a core of currant and licorice notes. Solid tannins and balsamic acidity provide an ironclad structure. Old-school, balanced and... expand Sanguine, espresso and loamy earth flavors give this firm red an austere character, with a core of currant and licorice notes. Solid tannins and balsamic acidity provide an ironclad structure. Old-school, balanced and deep. Drink now through 2034. 14,790 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. — TM collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Toro
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML

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.