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2013 Pasanau Spanish Red "Ceps Nous"

Winery: Pasanau

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ceps Nous"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 50% Grenache, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah & 10% Mazuelo

Region: Priorat

State or country: Spain

Price: $21

Cases produced: 1,500

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 5, 2017

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Grenache based blend from Spain opens with a rum raisin and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a mineral infused mild black cherry with notes of gentle plum and faint old oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are very sticky and show very good length. This wine needs a fatty meal in the short term. I would pair it with braised short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aged 6 months in French and American barriques. Concentrated and voluptuous ripe fruit is complemented by strong minerality and wood spice on the nose and finish.

Organic status: not organic

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