Wine Advocate 88 points - An Eric Solomon custom cuvee, the 2012 Evodia is 100% Grenache from a vineyard planted at more than 2,000 feet in pure decomposed slate soils. Some of the Grenache vines are over 100 years of age. The wine exhibits good density, plenty of richness, not the complexity or ethereal qualities of several of his other custom cuvees, but beautiful fruit, a luscious texture and a hedonistic mouthfeel as well as finish. Enjoy this remarkable value over the next 2-3 years. (Nov 2013)
"Altovinum's 2010 Evodia is 100% Garnacha sourced from the highest elevation vineyards of Garnacha of any DO in Spain. It offers up a slightly exotic nose of earthy minerality, mocha, black cherry, and black raspberry. Savory, concentrated, and with a forward personality, this great value will deliver pleasure over the next 3-4 years." - Robert Parker. For us at Bayway, the '08 was poor, the '09 very good, but the 2010 is far better.
|Bright ruby. Fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas are deepened by notes of licorice, black tea and pungent herbs. Supple in texture, offering sweet red fruit flavors and showing no rough edges. A smoky note comes up with air, adding complexity to a nicely persistent, red berry-dominated finish. Extremely easy to drink, and offering excellent depth and clarity for the money.
|Wine maker notes
|EVODIA is an exciting project in the Denominacion de Origen Calatayud, hailed as one of Spain’s
most progressive and promising wine growing regions. Calatayud is distinguished by its prevalence
of high elevation vineyards planted to the Garnacha variety – in fact, the highest in the entire country.
The vineyards surrounding the small town of Atea reach upwards of 3000 feet – the highest within the