Sunday, January 11, 2009

A case of red to buy over and over again....

The Wine: 2005 Mas Donis 85% Garnacha, 15% Syrah, 80+ year old Garnacha, 30+ year old Syrah, Aged for 8 months in French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Tasting Notes: 91 Points – “It offers up an expressive nose of slate, mineral, licorice, violets, blackcherry, and blueberry. Layered, long, and complex, this spicy, hedonistic effort has 2-3 years of aging potential but can be enjoyed now without guilt. It is a great value.

The Winery: Capcanes
The property is situated in the village of Cap├žanes and served for several years as the village cooperative. In the 1990’s, the co-op began making kosher wines for the Jewish population of Barcelona, and from that exposure in the much larger city, the property began to attract a greater level of interest.

In 1995, a vast investment took place and the whole winery was been completely restructured and modernized. Eric Solomon was quite impressed with the quality of the wines and saw the potential for even further improvements and launched several custom cuvee projects with Cap├žanes, building the strong foundation on which their close relationship is built.

Cheers - Ali

5 comments:

Alfonso Cevola said...

sounds interesting
and it's not spoofilated?

Alison Smith said...

nope - it's very well balanced, on the lighter side of the spoofilated spectrum no doubt about it. I am finding that Pinot Noir drinkers are loving this bottle...

Do Bianchi said...

aged in new oak? and where is it available? thanks!

Alison Smith said...

both old and new for under a year...i am not sure outside of Texas where this can be found, though the downtown Whole Foods in Austin bought the distributor out!

Do Bianchi said...

Do Bianchi is in Austin these days!

It's an interesting story: the kosher winery turned commercial...