Cims de Porrera Solanes Priorat 2007

Red Wine from Priorat, Spain

Item No. 123501
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • ST90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Solanes, which means "sunny" in Catalan, is a dynamic blend of the five predominant red grape varieties that grow within the esteemed grape-growing region of Priorat. Hand-crafted from grape vines that cling to the steep slopes of the Porrera region of Priorat, this wine is perfect for those that love elegant wines which pair well with a variety of foods. Containing aromas of ripe black fruit, toasted oak, slate and traces of eucalyptus; this unique red wine exudes ripe tannins, well-balanced acidity and notes of ripe berries, black licorice and sweet spice on the palate. Ready to drink now, this wine may also be cellared for up to 15 years.

Blend: 45% old and young-vine Carineña, 30% Garnacha, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"Oaky on first take, then earthy and weighty, with black fruit aromas and minerally notes. Feels tight initially, but with air it softens and soon come flavors of thyme, herbal berry and chocolate. Crisp and nicely balanced, with a solid finish. Almost what you'd call a value Priorat."
92 Points

"Inky purple. Powerful cherry and raspberry aromas are complicated by dried flowers, allspice and smoky minerals. Fleshy, spice-accented dark fruit compote flavors are firmed by silky tannins and pick up a cherry-vanilla note with air. Rich but in no way heavy, finishing with good clarity and lingering smokiness."
90 Points

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Learn About Cims de Porrera

Cims is Spanish for summits, and this geography plays an integral part in the wines of Cims de Porrera. Each vineyard sits on the steep, rocky slopes above the village of Porrera in the D.O.Q. Priorat, at an altitude of 400 to 600 meters. This rugged terrain demands meticulous harvesting by hand, and wines remain with their separate vineyard blocks until final blending. The...

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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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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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