Deep, structured 90 point Evolet red as low as $14.99

The great high-elevation Evolet Tempranillo has depth, structure and a beautiful layered texture. It’s a bargain at the regular price of $19.99 and you can order it for as little $14.99 (save over 25%).

2013 Pago El Almendro “Evolet” (DOP Vino de Calidad de Valtiendas, Spain)
Reg. $19.99
E-mail Sale: 1-5 bottles: $17.99 per bottle
6-11 bottles: $15.99 per bottle 
12+ bottles: $14.99 per bottle

  • To order, just call either Arrowine location. We’re at 703-525-0990 (Arlington, VA) or 202-785-0785 (Washington, DC).
  • Please call the location where you’d like to pick up your order.
  • The wine arrives tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016.
  • Sale prices are good for one week or until supplies sell out.

Wine lovers adore Spanish wines and the reason is wines like this! This is a serious, structured, complex red wine with deep color, full flavor, a beautiful long finish and wonderful layered texture. I was thrilled with this structured, pure and focused red after one taste, and then it only got better and better as the wine aired and evolved in the glass. It’s a terrific big-league red wine, yet the price is only $19.99. And our e-mail sale means you can get it for as little as $14.99 by the case!

It comes from an amazing vineyard plot of 20 year old tempranillo vines growing in outstanding, very stony and very chalky soil. It’s only the second year the fruit from this plot has been bottled separately to make this wine. It’s only the second vintage of “Evolet”, and both vintages have already earned glowing reviews and nice 90 point ratings from Vinous! In other parts of the world you could spend double and have a challenging time finding such a distinctive, pure, textured and delicious red wine. This depth, character, and superb value is why so many wine lovers seek out quality Spanish wines.

This wine comes from the DOP Wine Region of Valtiendas, located in the northeast part of the province of Segovia. It borders one of the finest parts of the far larger and more famous region of Ribera del Duero, where many of Spain’s most famous (and most expensive) wines are produced (like Vega Sicilia, Pingus, Astrales, and many more). A key difference of Valtiendas versus Ribera del Duero is the altitude of the vineyards. The vineyards for Valtiendas are at about 2,950 feet or higher. Most Ribera del Duero vineyards are in the neighborhood of 2,500 feet.

The higher elevation makes for cooler nights which allow the wines more aromatic complexity and freshness. It also results in thick-skinned grapes that give the wine deep color and outstanding tannic structure. The rocky soils, over a distinctly chalky limestone subsoil are perfect for growing complex and textured tempranillo with great freshness and complex mineral flavors.

The DOP wine region of Valtiendas is small. Though there is a long and important history of wine production in the region, there are currently just 5 recognized Bodegas in the region, and a grand total of about 100 hectares under vine. This serious, complex and personality-filled red wine is a terrific way to get to know this excellent part of Spain.

This is the second vintage of Evolet, a new wine from the Pago El Almendro winery. The winery is the project of restaurateur and winemaker Oscar Hernando. He runs the terrific, world-famous “Casa Silvano Maracaibo” Restaurant in Segovia. And now he’s building an international reputation for the wines from his family’s vineyards in Valtiendas. This boutique winery makes just three wines, and a grand total of under 1,200 cases per year (of which about 700 cases are “Evolet”).

This wine “Evolet” is produced with 100% Tempranillo grapes. It comes from an excellent 20+ year old plot of vines planted in very rocky and chalky soils at 900 meters above sea level. The grapes were hand harvested and carefully sorted. Fermentation was in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged in mainly 500 liter used French oak barrels for 6 months.

Here’s what important Spanish Wine Critic Josh Raynolds of Vinous wrote about the excellent 2013 “Evolet”:

“($21)(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for six months in used 225-liter French and new 500-liter American oak barrels): Brilliant ruby. Aromas of fresh red and dark berries are complicated by suggestions of black pepper and lavender. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering vibrant black raspberry, bitter cherry and licorice flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air. Closes floral and taut, with silky tannins coming in late and adding grip. Drink 2018-2022. 90 points.” Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Dec. 2015).

Order this outstanding, serious, deeply flavored, pure and textured red wine today for as little as $14.99 per bottle, then enjoy it anytime over the next 5-6 years.

Thank you for taking the time to read about this outstanding, serious red wine value from Spain.

Jim Cutts


**** ATTENTION: This deal expires on Thursday June 16th, 2016 ****

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Posted On: 20 Jun 16