2010 Estate Tinta de Toro
Tinta de Toro
Today’s Monte Hiniesta 2010 Estate Tinta de Toro comes with quite the pedigree: 92 Points (Wine Advocate), 100% Organic, Old Vines (76-years-old). But the best part? We just couldn’t get enough of how delicious it was.
Our tasting panel was blown away by today’s wine, with quite a few members clamoring for a refill. And it’s not hard to see why. Produced from 100% Tinto de Toro, a clone of Tempranillo, today’s wine is driven by lush terroir notes, dark baking spices, tilled earth, and a subtle minerality.
Please enjoy today’s stunner with our boldest recommendation. Cheers!
Deep, deep crimson, with flecks of purple at the heart of the glass.
A really lovely nose, with robust floral aromas highlighted by lavender and dried rose petals. These aromas are framed by notes of dark plum, blackberry, sweet tobacco leaf, and fresh cedar wood shavings.
Terroir is at the forefront of this Spanish gem, with layered flavors of minerality, dark baking spices, and sandalwood joining fresh currant, mulberry, cassis, and a touch of pomegranate.
Best decanted. The finish is well structured with velvety, grippy tannins and a silken mouthfeel.
Pork tenderloin, roasted with dried Mission fig and rosemary and served with a touch of balsamic drizzled overtop.
What the Winery Says
Tinta de Toro varietal is a clone of the Tempranillo but with a thicker skin, lower acidity, and deeper blue-black color. Tinta de Toro can produce bold colored red wines with powerful tannins and alcohol in excess of 15%. Reddish-purple color. Black fruit aromas with notes of Asian spice. Complex. Round and smooth on the palate with enough acidity to carry the beautiful varietal flavors through the finish.
92 Point Review - Wine Advocate The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, succulent, fleshy tannins that are caressing in the mouth. There is plump, ripe red berry fruit, red currant, raspberry and a touch of balsamic at the finish. This is just as good as the succeeding vintage. Drink 2014-2019.
- Juan Antonio Fernandez
- 92 Points - Wine Advocate
- Toro D.O., Spain
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Tinta de Toro (clone of Tempranillo)
- Farming Practice
- 100% Organic
- 12 months in French oak
About the Winery
Juan Antonio Fernandez had been acquiring vineyards from 1996 to 2000, which range in age from 30 to 100 years old. Finally, he started his bodega in 2000. His wife is in charge of the bodega (with lots of input from Juan Antonio), and Juan Antonio is in charge of the vineyards. All of the harvesting is done by hand in the early morning, and the grapes are brought to the bodega by mid morning. All movement of wine in the bodega is done by gravity with no mechanical pumping. The aging process in barrels is done in underground cellars below the bodega. Juan Antonio plays classical music from Bach and Handel in the wine cellar, because he believes it creates harmony as the wine ages.