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2007 Cims de Porrera Spanish Red "Solanes"

Cims de Porrera 2007 Solanes

Winery: Cims de Porrera

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Solanes"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 60% Carignane, 20% Garnacha, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 10% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Priorat

State or country: Spain

Price: $29

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 27, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored Spanish red blend opens with new leather and black cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, chalky, and palate coating. The flavor profile is a gentle oak influenced black cherry with notes of coffee and red beet. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are rather sticky and linger for quite a while. This wine definitely improves with some air. Be sure to decant it before serving with a cowboy ribeye steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Solanes, which means "sunny" in Catalan, is a dynamic blend of the five predominant red grape varieties that grow within the esteemed grape-growing region of Priorat. Hand-crafted from grape vines that cling to the steep slopes of the Porrera region of Priorat, this wine is perfect for those that love elegant wines which pair well with a variety of foods. Containing aromas of ripe black fruit, toasted oak, slate and traces of eucalyptus; this unique red wine exudes ripe tannins, well-balanced acidity and notes of ripe berries, black licorice and sweet spice on the palate. Ready to drink now, this wine may also be cellared for up to 15 years.

Organic status: not organic

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