A Priorat Wine Tasting

We’ve just come to the end of our wine tasting classes with Bill, at least for the foreseeable future as we move Down Under, where we’ll have the opportunity to explore all the Australian and New Zealand wines we can drink. Hopefully, we’ll uncover some gems, wines not exported and catered to American tastes!

We’ll really miss these structured wine tasting classes though! But what better way to end than with a class on wines from Priorat, one of Jeff’s favorite regions!

Here’s the list of the wines we tasted, with the notes in the picture below (I’d painstakingly typed them out the first time, but then my browser crashed just as I hit publish. Argh)

2013 Vinicola del Priorate Onix Classic Blanc $35 (60 macabeo/viura, 35 garnacha blanca, 5 pedro ximenez)

2013 Bodegas La Cartuja $16 (70 garnacha, 30 carginan)

2012 Alvaro Palacios Las Terrasses Velles Vinyes $40 (60 carginan, 30 garnacha, 10 syrah/cabernet sauvignon)

2007 Cellars Capafons-Osso Sirsell $23 (mostly garnacha and carignan, with some merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah)

2008 Mas d’en Gil Coma Vella $50 (65 garnacha, 25 carignan, 15 syrah)

2009 Cellar Vall Llach Idus $50 (50-100 yr-old vines, a mix of carignan, garnacha, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah)

2011 Ferrer Bobet $45-50 (70 carginan, 30 garnacha)

2004 Cellars Capafons-Osso Mas de Masos $80 (55 garnaxta peluda, 30 cabernet sauvignon, 10 carignan, 5 syrah)

2010 Cellars Vall Llach “Porrera Vi de Vila” $65 (70 carignan, 30 garnacha)

2008 Cellar Vall Llach $95 (65 yr-old vine carignan, 35 newer vine merlot/cabernet sauvignon)

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