Alpha Estate Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro 2014

Alpha Estate Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro 2014
Product ID: 31425
Region: Greece
Varietal: Xinomavro
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.0
GTIN: 5205243314487
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"Bright purple-red color. Complex, typical bouquet of small berries red fruits, leather and spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and well integrated wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince aroma." —winemaker
"The 2014 Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard was aged for 12 months in French oak (half used, half new). It comes in at 13% alcohol. Like most of Alpha's 2014 reds, this is a bit off the normal mark, but only a bit. It is a respectable performance at a reasonable price point in a year that will see lots of problems with reds. This lacks a bit of concentration this year, but it shows fine acidity, some earthy nuances and tension on the finish. The structure is arguably better than the fruit. If there is not always great concentration and flavor, there is focus, some power and crispness. The wine's overall construction works. It should be a very nice food wine. It is probably my favorite of Alpha's 2014 reds reviewed this issue, the one with the most upside potential. Let's be just a bit conservative now, but this should hold pretty well. It may yet improve, too, even if it can be approached now." —Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate
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