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Tag Archives: Penedés

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. […]

Eudald Massana Noya

The earth, the breeze, the sun and the clean Mediteranean air make Subirats a unique place to grow vines. Like their ancestors, Eudald Massana Noya is the ninth generation of wine producers to closely work with the land in Sant Pau d’Ordal (Subirats). And as a result of our nurturing […]

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès – Sauvignon Blanc

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/12/2006)100% Sauvignon BlancSteely color very clear. Nose is incredibly restrained and with time shows nice grapefruit, nectarine, and light hints of cut grass. Fully dry in the mouth with a nice medium acidity. Peachy with lemon hints, grapefruit, minerals, and a […]

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Blanc de Blancs

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Blanc de Blancs – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/12/2006)Xarel.lo, Chardonnay, ParelladaSteely with hints of green in the color. Fleshy on the nose though a wound a bit tight. Showing eventually some pineapple, passion fruit, and light flowers. Full in the in the mouth with the Chardonnay […]

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 […]

2003 Gramona Penedès Vi de Gel

2003 Gramona Penedès VI DE GEL – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/8/2006)9.5% alcohol – Light yellow in color with a brilliance that almost glows. Nice light peach notes on the, at first, restrained nose. This opens to honey and pineapple notes when it gets a bit of air in it. The […]

Day Trip to Bodega Torres

  Editor’s note: This article was written in 2006, and I am no longer an English teacher, but the information here is as relevant now as it was then. Iberia does not hide winemaking from children, nor do I sense they ever will.   Allow me to begin this post […]

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, […]