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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Cellar Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat 2006
Cellar Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat 2006
(search item no. 94299)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 Ceps Nous uses fruit from the estate's younger vines aged for 3-6 months in seasoned French and American oak. It is a blend of Garnacha, Merlot, Mazuelo, and Syrah. Dark crimson-colored, it has a fragrant bouquet of garrigue, mineral, black cherry, and blueberry. On the palate it delivers gobs of bright, lively fruit buttressed by good acidity, excellent intensity and concentration, and complex flavors. It is a fine value and a great introduction to Priorat. It can be enjoyed over the next 8-10 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
92 Points
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About Cellar Pasanau:

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 temperature variation. This helps to retain freshness in the concentrated, late-harvested grapes, resulting in a uniquely tight-knit, albeit typically powerful Priorat style. The long, arid growing season, as elsewhere in Priorat, severely limits yields while packing the fruit with mineral extract and complexity.