Gladiator 2014 750mlVina Santa Marina
Gladiator Red 2014
Vina Santa Marina
Vina Santa Marina was founded in 1999. The owners, hailing from Extremadura, were convinced that Extremadura, and specifically 8 kilometers outside of Merida, was the perfect location to embark on a new and unique project. They chose a 200 hectare estate at the foot of the Lamoneda mthere ountain range where there are 80 hectares of perfectly conserved Mediterranean woods. The mountains, woods, bodega and vineyard make for a truly beautiful setting that does not go unnoticed by visitors. While the holm and cork oak trees add to the picturesqueness of the area, the 61 hectares of vineyards give it freshness, enveloping the bodega, country house and grange in a simplicity and austerity that is characteristic of Extremadura.
Tasting notes: A dark opaque purple color with a bouquet of smoke, game, violets, pepper, blueberry and blackberry. Sweetly fruity, with tobacco and vanilla spice, round and plush on the palate with medium plus tannins.
Varietal: 60% Syrah 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Petite Verdot
Region: Vino de la Tierra de Extremadura
Pairing: Strong Cheeses, Rice, Pasta, Red meats and game
Vinification and aging: 12 months in French and American barrels
Aging: 10+ years
Robert Parker 91 points
Note: All purchases of alcoholic beverages must be made by persons over the age of 21.