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BODEGAS MARTíNEZ CORTA

Region: La Rioja
Appellation: D.O.C. Rioja
City: Uruñuela
Winery Website: bodegasmartinezcorta.com
Winery GPS Coordinates: 42.448, -2.702

OVERVIEW

Bodegas Martínez Corta family estate includes 225 acres of old-vine Tempranillo in the heart of Rioja Alta, and state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in a new bodega finished for the 2006 harvest.

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HISTORY

Bodegas Martínez Corta is located in Uruñuela, in the heart of Rioja Alta. Viticulturalists for generations, the decision was made over fifty years ago to produce quality wines. Since the 1960s Martínez Corta has consistently been the most important wine estate in Uruñuela, elaborating in a medieval cellar that has remained a part of the estate.

The estate includes 225 acres of old-vine Tempranillo, located in Uruñuela, Cenicero and San Asensio, all head-pruned and with a minimum age of 40 years. Vineyard parcels are typically located on high slopes poor in organic materials, maintaining elegance and minerality in the wines.

A new gravity-flow bodega was completed in 2006 to produce fully extracted, fruit-driven wines expressing the complexity and velvet palate of the noble Tempranillo variety. Martínez Corta ‘Cepas Antiguas’ is a remarkable value from old-vines with little or no oak influence.

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PRESS

Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2016) - "This bright and lively Tempranillo offers concentrated berry and plum aromas with a touch of oak. Grippy and a touch abrasive, it tastes of blackberry and subtle oak, finishing salty and savory, with mild heat. Best Buy."

88 Points
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Jun 1, 2018

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Soros (2015) - "Very elegant wine with lots of red fruit, leather and spicy character. Will find an appreciative audience."

90 Points, Silver Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, May 29, 2018

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2015) - "Lurid ruby. Oak-spiced cherry and dark berry aromas, along with hints of vanilla and licorice. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering jammy blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that show good depth and back-end spiciness. Closes broad and gently tannic, featuring lingering oak and cherry liqueur notes."

88 Points
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 17, 2017

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2014) - "Black cherry, cola and toast flavors mingle in this plump red, which is fresh and generous, with balsamic acidity and light tannins."

87 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Oct 1, 2016

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2011) - "Spot-on Rioja, all vanilla, dark cherry and spice, with fine acidity and moderate tannin; vines older than 40 years, amazing price for the appellation; lamb in any way. $12"

"20 Wines for Under $20"
Bill St. John, The Chicago Tribune, Jan 14, 2014

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2011) - "Bright violet. Dark berries and cherry on the vaguely jammy nose. Smooth and open-knit, with modestly concentrated blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of cracked pepper. Finishes on a smoky note, with good cut and length."

88 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 1, 2013

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2010) - "Young and fruit-forward aromas of black and red berries, with notes of baking spice and dusty earth. Medium-bodied, offering flavors of blackberry and red currant, with touches of cinnamon and clove. Soft tannins with a slightly dusty finish and a touch of peppery spice on the end. Good BTG choice. Grilled spice pork kebobs."


Santé, Sep 1, 2012

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Soros "80/10/10" (2007) - "Lovely aromas of ripe summer berries, red currants, and floral notes, over warm spicy oak. Rich and full palate of black currant, plum, cassis, and toasty vanilla. Notes of tobacco and leathery earth on the satisfying finish. Grilled peppered rib-eye steak."


Santé, Sep 1, 2012

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2010) - "This Tempranillo is a steal at $12. This bright ruby colored wine opens with a mild black currant and pomegranate bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild plum with notes of gentle minerality and a hint of black pepper. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins and mineral notes are sticky and linger. This wine would be a perfect Angus burger wine. Smother it with sautéed mushroom and Swiss and enjoy!"

89 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, May 1, 2012

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2010) - "The [2010] Cepas Antiguas Selección Privada offers up a fruity perfume of violets, black cherry, and blackberry. Savory with a bit of structure, this tasty effort is a great value for drinking over the next 4-5 years."

90 Points
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, Jul 1, 2011

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Soros "80/10/10" (2007) - "The purple-colored 2007 Soros 80/10/10 is a modern style of Rioja with savory, spicy black fruits, a bit of complexity and enough structure to evolve for another 1-2 years. This nicely proportioned, well-priced offering will continue to provide pleasure through 2019. "

90 Points
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, Jul 1, 2011

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Soros "80/10/10" (2006) - "This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored wine opens with a mild black cherry and red currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy going. The flavor profile is a gentle oak infused black and red raspberry blend. The finish is dry, a tad hot, and its mild oak tannins are slightly prolonged. This wine would pair well with beef bourguignon. Enjoy."

89 Points
Ken's Wine Guide, Apr 30, 2011

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2009) - "Vivid ruby. Pungent aromas of red berries and cherry pit, along with a hint of dried violet. A smoky quality comes up with air, adding complexity to the berry flavors, which turn slightly tart on the close. Has good fruit but appears to need some aging to loosen up."

87(+?) Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 16, 2010

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Soros "80/10/10" (2006) - "Ruby-red. Ripe cherry and plum on the nose, with complicating notes of anise and espresso. Fleshy and smooth, offering rich dark fruit flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Becomes juicier and brighter with air, finishing with good energy and a bitter edge."

88 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 16, 2010

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2008) - "The 2008 Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo (100%) was sourced from vineyards over 40 years of age and was partially oak aged. Dark ruby red in color, it sports a fragrant bouquet of cedar, spice box, violets, and blackberry that jumps from the glass. Supple and easy-going on the palate with plenty of ripe fruit, good balance, and excellent length for its humble price, this pleasurable effort is meant for drinking over the next 3-4 years."

87 Points
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, Apr 30, 2010

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Soros "80/10/10" (2006) - "The 2006 Soros 80-10-10 is composed of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, and 10% Garnacha aged for nearly 2 years in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it surrenders an aromatic array of mineral and earth notes, black cherry, blackberry, and lavender. On the palate it displays an old vine, weighty character with layered flavors, 1-2 years of aging potential, and some incipient complexity. It will deliver pleasurable drinking from 2012 to 2021."

89 Points
Jay Miller, Wine Advocate, Apr 30, 2010

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Cepas Antiguas Tempranillo "Selección Privada" (2008) - "Ripe cherry and dark berries on the nose, along with a whiff of tobacco. Solid, chewy cherry and blackberry flavors are enlivened by a kick of cracked pepper and are a touch rigid on the back. The blackberry note repeats on the finish, which is nicely focused..."

87 Points
Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, Sep 17, 2009

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