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2010 Alpha Estate Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard

Category: Greece SKU: 05154 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Alpha Estate
Region: Amyndeon
Varietal: Xinomavro Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: WA 89
Price: $18.99
Reg: $24.99
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2010 Alpha Estate Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard

Winemaker's Notes:

Splendid, purple red color. Complex, typical bouquet of leather and spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince


Wine Advocate 89 Points

The 2010 Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard is from the Hedgehog sub-region in Amyndeon, another high-altitude wine similar to the others reviewed this issue in that regard. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. It is also another beautifully balanced 2010 in this lineup. Alpha typically presents a rather refined version of Xinomavro, but the 2010 vintage here seems to emphasize harmony and restraint. To be sure, underneath this understated Xinomavro is the earthiness and acidity we Xinomavro lovers have come to know and adore – although it took about an hour to get there. Granting that it is not particularly concentrated and may not be the winery’s best ager, the longer it was open, the more I liked it, as it demonstrated its persistence as well as finesse. It is very nice, and a nice bargain, too. Drink now-2020.-MS