Cellar Pasanau Priorat La Planeta 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Priorat, Spain

Price: $49.99 $29.99
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Item No. 99575
  • ST91
  • RP90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS94
  • RP89
  • 1996
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Finca La Planeta is six acres of mature Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in the gravelly mountain terroir. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon is combined with 25% old-vine Garnacha, aged one year in French and American oak. Concentration of all factors is evident: minerals, herbs, black fruit and oak spice. Distinctively clear-cut and elegant style for Priorat; 13,000 bottles produced annually.

Critical Acclaim

"Ruby-red. Fresh red- and blackcurrant aromas are complicated by graphite, tobacco and dried rose. Sharply focused red and dark berry flavors are given grip by dusty tannins and gain sweetness with air. Juicy and precise on the finish, with lingering notes of redcurrant and minerals. There's a Bordeaux-like poise and focus to this wine that I find intriguing. "
91 Points

"The 2005 Finca La Planeta is composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 20% old vine Garnacha and aged for one year in new French oak. Deep crimson-colored, it presents an expressive nose of mineral, violets, black cherry, and black currant. Ripe, sweet, and racy on the palate, it will continue to blossom with another 3-5 years of cellaring. Drink it from 2013 to 2020. "
90 Points

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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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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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(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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