Onix Priorat 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Priorat, Spain

Item No. 90193
  • red wine
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

"This surely must be the best value from the pricey D.O. of Priorat as well as one of the great deals in this Spanish report. The unoaked 2005 Onix is the best vintage of this wine to date, a blend of old-vine (average age 55 years) Garnacha and Carinena. The wine has a lovely nose of mineral and ripe cherries, nicely layered and intensely flavored, with a lengthy finish. This is one to buy by the case!"
-Wine Advocate

Learn About Onix

Vinicola del Priorat has spent a great deal of money in upgrading its facilities with the latest in winemaking technology. After years of selling their wines in bulk to the rest of the producers in Priorato, they hired a young and dynamic winemaker, and started producing high-quality bottled wines. In summary, it has been a complete overhaul. The winery is located in the town of...

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Learn About Priorat

(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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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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