Perched in the Northeastern corner of Spain, Cariñena’s vineyards cannot be summarized neatly. This Spanish wine region's terroir comes not only from the soil and climate in which the grapes are grown, but also the rich, incredibly diverse culture and history of the region. The grape -- also Cariñena, known
Unusual winter rains turned the Cariñena vineyards in northeastern Spain into a technicolor swirl this spring, the variegated soils glowing red, yellow, orange under windswept skies. It was a moment of glory for a region which can get overlooked in the busy category of Spanish wine. After all, many consumers
The wine comes from 80 year old vines in the Bancales vineyard. It's juicy, but complex and balanced, not simple. The color is a bright ruby. The nose has cherries, plums, and black licorice. Cherries, raspberries, and licorice lead, with juicy red plum and hints of umami presenting on the mid-palate.
Clear, medium garnet color with fading rim. Aromas of black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, smoke, spice, and soft vegetal. Full body, dry, medium acid, medium-high tannin, black cherry, raspberry, fleshy black fruit, with a long, soft finish. WHO: Fra Guerau WHAT:-read more-
Purple, lots of blue, deep color. Aromas of black fruit, olive, spice, smoke, ripe fruit. Dry, medium-high acid, full body, medium tannin, extracted fruit, plum, black cherry, chocolate. WHO: Cellars Can Blau WHAT: Cariñena, Syrah, Garnacha WHERE: Montsant, Spain WHEN:-read more-
This has a powerful nose, full of blackberry, mulberry, and orange peel. The palate is extraordinarily complex for an under $10 wine. It starts with blackberries and pepper, then adds orange peel, intense spices and licorice. The wine is medium-bodied-read more-