2009 Capçanes "Costers del Gravet Les Vinyasses" Montsant

SKU #1094130 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2009 Costers del Gravet is made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Garnacha, and 10% Carinena aged for 12 months in new and used French oak. Opaque purple in color, it gives up an inviting nose of wood smoke, mineral, exotic spices, black currant, and plum. In the glass the wine's density and structure are revealed along with loads of chewy, spicy black fruits, plenty of volume, impeccable balance, and a fruit-filled finish, quite an achievement for a $20 wine.  (5/ 2011)

K&L Notes

"Costers" is Catalan for slopes, and this single-vineyard wine from the folks at Celler de Capçanes in Montsant comes from vines planted on old terraces carved into granitic slopes. The wine is made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, plus two clones of Garnacha--30% each Garnacha del Pais (an indigenous Catalan clone) and 30% Garnacha Peluda from the south of France--and 10% Cariñena. It boasts lots of ripe red and blue fruit, with a smoky undercurrent, soft tannins and fresh acidity. Delicious!

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/27/2012  | Send Email
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(06/27/12) After just tasting through a bunch of low-acid, high pH, high alcohol, all-wooded Napa Valley, famous named winery Cabernets, it was pure enjoyment to try this wine, which actually presented wine as wine on the nose and in the mouth. Spicy, plumy and absolutely declicious. (Jim Barr)
Drink from 2012 to 2018

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Other Red Wines

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Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.