Navarra, Spain

The picturesque town of Olite was historically significant during the Roman Empire and was the capital of the Kingdom of Navarra during the Middle Ages. Bodegas Ochoa has documents dated 1370 A.D. confirming that the bodega was the personal winemakers for the king of Navarra and his royal court, which continued for about another 400 years. The bodega was located within the walled portion of the city, but its growth during the past century caused the bodega to be relocated outside the walls. Bodegas Ochoa is still family owned and operated with Javier Ochoa at the helm for the past 35 years. Adriana, Javier’s daughter, was trained in Bordeaux and continued her wine education in Australia is following Javier?s footsteps. Adriana is assuming more of the winemaking responsibilities of the bodega under her father’s guidance. All of the grapes used to make Ochoa’s wines are estate grown in their 143 hectares of vineyards. The vineyards are located in the higher elevations of Navarra, which lend additional structure and character to the grapes. Shelftalkers  Winery Website 
calendas-blancoCalendas Blanco
Our white wine of the 80s was made entirely from Viura grapes. When the Chardonnay varietal was approved by DO, we decided to include a percentage to enhance the aromas, and later, in the 90s, we opted for a small percentage of muscatel which adds some tropical aromas that combine perfectly.
calendas-rosadoCalendas Rosado
The Grenache and Tempranillo varietals form the basis of this rosé made by “bleeding”, when the must is left to macerate with the grape flesh and skins for about 6 hours. The must is then decanted off without pressing and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats.
Calendas Tinto
Tempranillo-Garnacha Blend. Dark red color. Blackberry aroma. Firm structure. Plum and black fruit flavors. Soft finish.

2013 - 88 points, Wine Enthusiast
ochoa-reservaOchoa Reserva
"Still youthful, this 2007 has plenty of freshness in its red fruit flavors. It’s juicy with vibrant acidity, showing some development in the complex spicy notes on the finish. A blend of tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, this comes from the clay and limestone soils of Olite."

2007: 93 points - Wine & Spirits
2004: 91 Points – Wine Advocate
2004: 89 Points – Wine Enthusiast
2003: 88 Points – Wine Enthusiast
2002: 90 Points – Wine & Spirits
2002: 87 Points – Wine Enthusiast
2001: 89 Points – The Wine Advocate
The bodega changed the style of their Moscatel starting with the 2012 vintage. The 2012 vintage is now a late harvest wine. Made from petit grain moscatel.

2010: 92 points – Wine Enthusiast
2007: 88 points – Wine Enthusiast