Catavino keeps you current not only with the remarkable wine developments in Spain and Portugal, two of the most dynamic wine producers on the planet, but you'll learn about food trends, new dishes and restaurants and the ancient and modern cultures on the Iberian Peninsula. And you may not notice it, but Catavino also happens to be one of smoothest designed websites you'll have the pleasure of visiting.
Doug Frost MS/MW http://dougfrost.com

2004 Altavins Terra Alta Ilercavonia

  • 2004 Altavins Terra Alta Ilercavonia – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Terra Alta (6/30/2006)
    Brass color with a slight twinkle to it. The nose has a strong cantaloupe aroma to it with hints of mushroom, dark raspberries and fresh cut grass. Incredibly sensuous and silky in the mouth with medium acidity and a slight acrid finish that put me off a bit in the beginning. However, once the wine opened up a bit, the bitterness settled allowing a buttery flavor to come forth. Flavors of dark blood red orange, mushroom and melon on the palate. Has a nice gentle lingering finish. Interestingly, I preferred this wine with food than without. At this point, I feel it is more a food wine than a sipping wine.
    4 grape