Cellar Pasanau Priorat La Planeta 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Priorat, Spain

Price: $50.00 $42.95
Save $7.05 (14%)
Item No. 108234
  • ST90
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.

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 14 months in French and Central European 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. Redcurrant and cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of tobacco, cracked pepper and dried rose. Fleshy red berry and bitter cherry flavors show a seamless quality, with gentle acidity providing lift. Relatively open-knit wine with very good finishing cling and sweetness and fine-grained tannins."
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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