Cellar Pasanau Priorat La Planeta 2001

Cabernet Sauvignon from Priorat, Spain

Price: $46.99
Item No. 79280
  • WS93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS94
  • RP89
  • 1996
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

The Finca la Planeta is dense, ripe, and powerfully structured wine. This manly Cabernet will show well today with rich venison stews or will mellow and soften over the next 10 years.

The Pasanaus are perennial growers in La Morera, the highest municipality of the Priorat, with vineyards abutting the sheer rock wall of the Sierra de Montsant which forms Priorat's viticultural boundary. Finca La Planeta is six acres of mature Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in gravelly scree. Aged one year in new French oak. A more clear-cut and elegant (less Mediterranean) style than is typical for Priorat. 90 Points, Guía Peñín 2003 (Spain's top critic.)

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The Pasanau family are perennial growers in Priorat, with vineyards located in the highest municipality of the region, literally skirting the sheer rock wall of the Sierra de Montscant, which forms the Priorat's viticulture boundary to its north and west. At over 2,400 feet, Pasanau's Finca La Planeta dominates the regional landscape and experiences Priorat's widest daily...

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(pree-ohr-aht) The Catalans call it Priorat, most others in Spain say Priorato - however you choose to pronounce it, it's easy to see it has been an up-and-coming region for Spain, sparking envy among collectors. The region has become something of a cult wine producer, creating wines that cost up to 5 times that of a quality Rioja. The region has a special soil, called...

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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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