Cabernet Sauvignon | Catavino - Part 5
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Tag Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

TN – Casa de la Ermita Crianza and Petite Verdot

I would be hard pressed to find a more agreeable wine producing region than Jumilla. Adventurous, avant garde wines being made with grapes less commonly found in Spain mixed with Spanish grapes such as Monastrell that has been making its comeback for years but that always seems to miss out […]

2001 Miguel Torres S.A. Cabernet Sauvignon Penedès Mas La Plana

2001 Miguel Torres S.A. Cabernet Sauvignon Penedès Mas La Plana – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (12/7/2006)Intense deep reddish purple in color. The nose is complex showing, chocolate, clove, green pepper, spices, and black currents. Rich int eh mouth but with fine tannins, and a finish that lingers for more that 30seconds. […]

1998 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Reserva

1998 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Reserva – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/12/2006)Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo – French and American Oak 12 monthsMaroonish with light bricking at the rim, only medium intense in color. Nose is complex with charcoal, chocolate, dark cherry though not obvious, white pepper and cloves. Minerally overall and […]

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Rosé

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/11/2006)100% Cabernet Sauvignon Gorgeous Ruby color, very clear. The nose shows a light vanilla/cherry nose with cassis liquor, rose petals and a touch of spice as it opens. Pretty fun to smell though the nose is the highlight. Fruit driven in […]

2003 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Semi-Crianza

2003 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Semi-Crianza – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/11/2006)3 months in oak, Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%The merlot shows through on the nose bright and clear wtih plum, cherry and light clove notes. Soft and supple in the mouth with silky tannins and fine finish. Miclk chocolate coems […]

Regional Profile – DO Penedès

The last few weeks, I have had the great fortune of spending some time in Cataluna enjoying brilliant yellow sunflower fields and the still brisk salty Mediterranean water. In short, I had absolutely no complaints. However, being that I was traipsing around the area drinking several bottles from DO Penedès, […]

2002 Bodegas Fontana La Mancha Fontal Crianza

2002 Bodegas Fontana La Mancha Fontal Crianza – Spain, Castilla-La Mancha, La Mancha (5/16/2006) 85% tempranillo 15% cabernet sauvignon 12 months US oak Deep maroonish in color. the nose shows a rich raspberry, with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, and minty chocolate. Medium tannins and a soft mid weight acidity help […]

2002 Joan D’Anguera Montsant Finca L’Argata

2002 Joan D’Anguera Montsant Finca L’Argata – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (5/16/2006) 40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Granacha, 10% Mazuela – 14 months French and US oak Deep reddish purple in color. The nose is alive with evolving aromas, of anise, cassis, loamy earth, cocoa, light green pepper, and […]

Tempranillo: A Noble Wine Grape

Editor’s Note: Here is the next article in a series from my lovely wife Gabriella. This one focuses on her experiences learning about the wines that come from the grape Tempranillo. Currently she is gone for a month leading a bike tour, but when she returns expect more articles as […]