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2009 Mcprice Myers Altas Vinas Alta Mesa Vineyard Santa Barbara County

Retail: $42.00

$29.88

per bottle

Rating
93 Pts Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
15.8%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2009

Varietal(s)
Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell, Syrah / Shiraz


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, violet, oak, smoke, toast, vanilla, currant, blueberry and strawberry

Nose

vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, spice box and cedar

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Antonio Galloni - Vinous:

"The 2009 Atlas Vinas is an exciting wine laced with dark fruit, scorched earth, licorice, leather and tobacco. The aromas and flavors come through with tons of intensity and pedigree in this full-bodied, brooding wine. There is considerable depth and richness in the glass, but readers will have to be a bit patient here. Atlas Vinas is 42% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre and 29% Syrah. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." (08/11)

Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report:

"A blend of 42% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre, and 29% Syrah, the 2009 McPrice Myers Altas Vinas Alta Mesa Vineyard displays a ripe, rich profile with baked cherry, plum, earth, meat, and absurd levels of crushed rock and earthy minerality that shows more on the palate than the nose. Full-bodied and firm and structured on the palate, with notable ripe tannin, integrated acidity, and a classically styled finish, this needs a handful of years in the cellar to fully flesh out, and should have upwards of 10-12 years of longevity." (12/11)

James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com:

"Lots of juicy fruit with meat and berry character. A little hot and alcoholic. But outstanding wine. Full and juicy. Made from 42% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre, and 29% Syrah." (10/11)

Product Description:

Altas Vinas:
"Alta Mesa Vineyard sits 3,200 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest elevation vineyards in the US. Huge temperature differentials produce fruit that is fermented into this vibrant wine." - Winery

Winemaker:
McPrice "Mac" Myers
"Mac got into food and wine during his early twenties via his friends and coworkers at Trader Joe's in Southern California. He soon began taking trips up to the Central Coast to just to taste, but quickly found himself volunteering his time on his days off to help out at a number of wineries. After learning the process for a few years and spending more and more time on the Central Coast, Mac was ready to start making wine for himself." - Winery

This was also scored 89 points in the Wine Spectator.

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