La Cartuja Priorat 2013

$15.99

SKU 22535

750ml

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Smoky, spicy dark berries and mocha appear on the nose and in the mouth, with a subtle mineral nuance building in the glass. Tangy acidity adds lift and definition to the juicy, sharply focused palate. Finishes long and minerally with slow-building dusty tannins. Aged in used French oak barrels for six month. In the context of Priorat, this wine delivers excellent value. This wine has enough "stuffing" and structure to pair well with BBQ beef brisket or pork, grilled Argentine beef, and mesquite grilled or smoked baby back pork ribs. It also has a freshness and spice character that is a good match for Cuban roast chicken, pork with Latin spices and cracked pepper turkey.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
Appellation Priorato
Brand La Cartuja
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Wine EnthusiastStalky berry and leather aromas settle on rustic and rubbery. This has a staunch, acidic feel and stalky, bushy flavors of plum and berry. Chocolate flavors rise up on a rubbery, slightly harsh finish. The blend holds 70% Garnacha and 30% Carignan.

Michael Schachner, June 1, 2015