Pintia Toro - $65.99

Wine Details

Vintage: 2004
Price: $65.99
Producer: Bodegas y Vinedos Pintia
Region: Toro
Varietal: Dry Red Table Wine
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: berry, candied, cherry, dark berries, dark chocolate, kirsch, mineral, mocha, oak, spices, vanilla, violet
  • Red Wine
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Product Description

  • In 1995, 1996 we began to think about a new winery and places of Spain where we could create. Castile and León has a great river, the Douro, a meeting of our two existing wineries, vega sicilia and alion and terminating in another great wine region, port. Not far from us at 100 km and the same river Duero this bull. Famous wine-producing region for centuries and prestigious in large periods of his life. thought it might be a challenge to develop a project there, a not so fashionable in those years but with great potential.

Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
Tanzer - 92  Details: ($60) Inky purple. Alluring bouquet of blackberry and blueberry preserves, cherry-cola and vanillin oak spices. Broad, fleshy and deep, with sweet flavors of dark berries, floral pastille and vanilla beans. The rich fruit nicely absorbs the oak element on the long, velvety finish. Leaves a wide swath of creamy dark fruits and licorice in its wake. Pretty sexy stuff. (Europvin USA, Van Nuys, CA) 2005 Tanzer blackberry, blueberry, dark berries, licorice, oak, spices, vanilla
Tanzer - 93 Details: ($65) Saturated ruby. Intensely perfumed, expansive aromas of dark berries, kirsch, oak spices and mocha, with a suave mineral undercurrent. Rich, focused dark berry and cherry flavors are framed by strong but harmonious tannins and complicated by notes of dark chocolate, candied violet and vanilla bean. Lush and sweet on the impressively sappy, long finish. Although I'm confident that this will age well, it's mighty delicious now. (Europvin USA, Oakland, CA) 2004 Tanzer berry, candied, cherry, dark berries, dark chocolate, kirsch, mineral, mocha, oak, spices, vanilla, violet
Tanzer - 90 Details: ($54) Dark ruby. Brooding, very ripe, lightly roasted dark berry and plum aromas tinged by espresso, bitter chocolate and wild herbs. Warm and toasty, with a strong oak spice accent to the roasted cherry and cassis flavors. With air, exotic oak spice and leather emerge, as well as solid, chunky tannins. Finishes ripe, deep and sweet, with strong berry liqueur and coffee flavors. Seriously ripe but also nicely balanced, the fruit just this side of roasted and compellingly sweet. (Europvin USA, Oakland, CA) 2003 Tanzer berry, bitter, cassis, cherry, chocolate, coffee, espresso, herbs, leather, oak, plum, spice
WineSpectator - 90 Details: This concentrated red delivers plum, blackberry, coffee, mineral and game flavors, framed by muscular tannins that soften on the finish, where the fruit lingers. Best after 2007. 11,000 cases made. –TM 2003 WineSpectator blackberry, coffee, game, mineral, plum
WineEnthusiast - 90 Details: The newest project from Vega Sicilia comes from Toro, where the serious wines are often gargantuan. This has a blinding violet tint and equally forward aromas. In the mouth, it’s rock hard, a bruiser of the first order. To drink now would be inviting a tannic overload. Best to hold a couple of years and then serve with a juicy steak. 2002 WineEnthusiast violet
Tanzer - 90 Details: ($56) Saturated dark ruby. Aromas of black fruits, smoked meat, licorice, tar and nutty oak. Smooth and lush in the mouth, with sweet flavors of black raspberry, cassis, cherry cola and dark chocolate. Not as complex or deep as the 2001 version, but this really opens up and expands on the back half. The tannins coat the entire mouth. An impressive performance for the vintage. . (Europvin/Christopher Cannan Selections) 2002 Tanzer cassis, cherry, cola, dark chocolate, licorice, meat, nutty, oak, raspberry, tar
WineSpectator - 87 Details: Ripe and juicy, this red offers black cherry and raspberry flavors over thick, slightly rustic tannins, with spice and tobacco notes. A bit ponderous, but the flavors are lively. Best from 2006 through 2011. 8,575 cases made. –TM 2002 WineSpectator black cherry, raspberry, spice, tobacco
WineSpectator - 91 Details: Rich flavors of blackberry and espresso run through this thick, muscular red. Though very ripe, it retains enough acidity for balance, once the chewy tannins let go of your palate. Big and bold, if not exactly elegant. Best after 2005. 6,700 cases made. –TM 2001 WineSpectator blackberry, espresso
Tanzer - 92 Details: ($52) Full ruby. Highly extracted aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate, black licorice, mocha and smoked meat. Sweet, dense and highly concentrated, with flavors of chocolate, violet and licorice liqueur. A very large-scaled but fresh wine with an intriguing saline nuance. The sweetly oaky finish features substantial ripe tannins that reach the front teeth. Very impressive. (Europvin/Christopher Cannan Selections; importers include Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY and Diamond Wine Merchants, Oakland, CA) 2001 Tanzer bitter, blackberry, chocolate, licorice, meat, mocha, violet

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Cheese Sharp Cheddar, Goat Cheese, Soft Pungent Cheese
Red Meat Beef Stew, Ham, Barbeque Pulled-Pork or Ribs, Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Wild Game - Elk, Caribou, Moose, Venison, Spicy Sausage
Poultry & Eggs Coq Au Vin, Roast Chicken with Herbs, Roast Turkey
Vegetables Artichokes, White Aspargus with Mustard Vinagrette, Beans, Green, Beans, White, Carrots
Fruits & Nuts Dates, Figs & Raisins
Vegetables Mushrooms
Fruits & Nuts Almonds, Hazelnuts
Vegetables Roasted Sweet Peppers, Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Swiss chard or Kale, Tomato, Gazpacho, Vegetable Gratin or Stew
Herbs & Spices Cilantro, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cumin, Saffron
Cheese Aged Cheddar

Wine Terms

Name Value
Spain This mountainous country possesses more vineyard land than any other country on earth, and ranks third in wine production after France and Italy. Spain is best known for its red Riojas and its Sherries, however other wines and regions are quickly gaining notoriety. Like France, Spain divides wine into categories; table wine at the bottom level and quality wine at the top, with a large emphasis on geographical origin. VdM (Vino de Mesa) is a basic table wine. VC (Vino Comarcal) wines are a level up. VdlT (Vino de la Tierra) refers to one of the country’s 25 distinct regions, and each wine possesses a local character. At the top level, only about fifty wines are considered DO (Denominacion de Origen). These wines come from the best-known regions and are the equivalent of France’s Appellation Contrôlée. DOC (Denominacion de Origen Calificada) is reserved for wines that adhere to the most stringent regulations. So far, Rioja is the only wine to gain the Calificada classification.
Toro This district just northwest of Madrid produces powerful reds.

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