Onix Priorat 2009

Rhone Red Blends from Priorat, Spain

$19.29 $13.99
Save $5.30
Item No. 111098
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Onix Classic is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Carignan. The combination of both varietals makes a wine of deep purple color with a bouquet of dark plums, sweet black cherries and a hint of rosemary. The low yielding vines provide intense fruit flavors carried by soft round tannins and touch of black pepper in the finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The unoaked 2009 Onix Classic is a blend of 50% Carinena and 50% Garnacha sourced from vines over 60 years of age. Tempting aromas of liquid minerality, Asian spices, incense, black cherry, and black plum inform the nose of this savory, smooth, intensely flavored effort from an excellent vintage. Layered, spicy, and long, it finishes with no hard edges. Drink this outstanding value over the next 4-5 years. "
90 Points

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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