Hot from #17 spot on brand new Spectator “Top 100 Wines of the Year” List and just $14.99 each by the case! Tarima Hill.
Critics can’t seem to say enough great things about the delicious 2015 Tarima Hill Old Vines from Bodegas Volver in the Alicante region of Spain. Check out some of the reviews below! Wine Spectator awarded it 92 points. They named it a Smart Buy. And now they’ve picked it for spot #17 on their prestigious Top 100 Wines of 2017 list. It earned 91 points from Vinous. And Parker’s Wine Advocate is waiting to rate this 2015 after rating the 2014 vintage 92 points. This 2015 is clearly even better! Even with all this acclaim, it still sells for just $17 (for now)! Expect the price to start climbing, though. Get it now!
2015 Bodegas Volver “Tarima Hill” Old Vines (Alicante, Spain)
E-mail Sale! 6-11 bottles: $15.99 per bottle
Case (12+ bottles): $14.99 per bottle
- To order, just call Arrowine. We’re at 703-525-0990 (Arlington, VA) or 202-785-0785 (Washington, DC).
- Please call the location where you would like to pick up your order.
- The wine arrives tomorrow, Wednesday November 29th.
- Supplies are limited. The sale is good for one week.
More About the Tarima Hill Old Vines Red from Bodegas Volver (information from the winery):
This red comes from old vines planted between 1935 and 1970 in Spain’s Alicante region at an elevation of 2,100 to 2,400 feet. This 100% ungrafted Monastrell was organically dry-farmed and cultivated completely by hand. It grew in several vineyards located in important Alicante areas between the Sierra de Salinas, Sierra de Umbria, and the Sierra de la Sima.
The soil is dry and shallow, and is primarily composed of limestone, which is the mother rock. The soil is intermixed with large chunks of pure chalk. The largest marble quarry in Europe is located near our vineyards, testament to the chalky quality of the soils. Marble is the product of chalk, or calcium carbonate, that has been compressed over a very long period of time.
We harvested entirely by hand in October. The team sorted the fruit meticulously at the winery. Fermentation was in stainless steel open tops with indigenous yeast. We transferred the wine to primarily new French oak Bordelaise and Burgundy barrels and some second use barrels for malolactic fermentation. After about 14 months of aging, we bottle the wine without filtration or fining.
Here’s what the wine press has said:
The Wine Spectator rated it 92 points. They named it a Smart Buy, too. And then, just last week, they awarded it spot #17 on their Top 100 Wines of 2017 list. Every other wine in the top 24 spots sells between $25 and $109 per bottle! Here’s the review:
“This red shows grace and depth. Black cherry, plum, mineral and smoke flavors mingle harmoniously over well-integrated tannins, while lively acidity keeps this focused. Not showy, but all the pieces fit together. Balanced, in the modern style. Drink now through 2025. 10,000 cases made. 92 points. Smart Buy. #17 Top 100 Wines of 2017.” Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Dec. 31, 2017 Issue.
Josh Raynolds of Vinous wrote:
“(made from vines planted in 1935 and 1970; fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks and aged in new and used French and American oak barrels) Bright purple. Heady, exotic aromas of candied dark fruits, incense, vanilla and smoky minerals, backed by subtle floral notes. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering intense blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Hangs on with strong tenacity on the finish, which features velvety tannins and an echo of sweet blue fruit. Drink 2019-2024. 91 points.” Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May, 2017.
And for Wine Advocate fans, here’s what Robert Parker said about the winery and the 2014 version of this wine (he has not, yet, reviewed this 2015, but it is clearly even better than the 2014):
“This is one of the top value wineries in all of Spain, working from generic appellations such as La Mancha to Jumilla and Alicante. They produce an amazing amount of inexpensive, high-quality wine that sells for a song.”
“Lastly, the 2014 Tarima Hill, from Alicante, is also 100% Mourvèdre aged 20 months in French oak and from the oldest vines of the estate, planted 1935-1975. They are also relatively high elevation, at 2,000 to 2,400 feet above sea level. This wine shows wonderful, pure aromatics of blueberry, black raspberries, chalk and spring flowers. The wine has beautiful, full-bodied texture, impressive ripeness and purity and length. The minerality is present, and the wine a heck of a value. Drink over the next 4-5 years. 92 points.” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #226, Aug. 30, 2016.
Again, to order just call Arrowine. We’re at 703-525-0990 (Arlington, VA) or 202-785-0785 (Washington, DC). Please call the location where you would like to pick up your order. The wine arrives tomorrow, Wednesday November 29th. Supplies are limited. The sale is good for one week or until the wine is sold out. Thank you for taking the time to read about this highly-acclaimed, award-winning value. Stock up on this bold red while supplies last.