Cesca Vicent Priorat 2008

Red Wine from Priorat, Spain

Price: $19.99 $14.97
Save $5.02 (25%)
Item No. 110015
  • RP90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Dark ruby and amber color. Vibrant notes of pepper, tea leaves and anise. This cuvee sees about 6 months of French and American Oak. The oak treatment is balanced and injects notes of toast and vanilla. The wine has good acidity and balance. The tannins are integrated well with the dark fruit and dense raspberry. The palate is loaded with cassis and earth.

All the grapes in the 2008 vintage are hand harvested. The wine underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine is was then racked only 3 times. About 3/4's of the wine was then aged for 6 months in wine rests in French and American oak barrels (50% new) .

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Cesca Vicent is a blend of 40% Garnacha, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot and Syrah aged for 12 months in French oak. Liquid minerals, lavender, cedar, blackberry, and black currant aromas inform the nose of this full-bodied Priorat. Dense, layered, and rich, it makes up in power for what it lacks in complexity. It is an outstanding value that can be approached now but which will evolve for 1-2 years. "
90 Points

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One of the oldest Priorato vineyards, dating back as far as the 15th century, is Francesca Vicent Robert´s. Her ancestors have been producing wine in this region for centuries. With the benefit of this tradition, Cesca Vicent is today producing a range of the finest Priorato wines available. With the idea to study in depth the terroir, Cesca Vicent created a detailed soil map...

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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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