One of Our Favorite Spanish Reds!
Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica 2005
"A Great Value..." - Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate
I have a handful of wines that are my favorite to promote year after year. These are terrific wines, reasonably priced, that have developed a strong following from one vintage to the next. Among these "gems" is the Capacanes Mas Donis Barrica (which is also one of my favorites to drink). It is, in my opinion, a simple "no brainer" to recommend, as well as to buy (which is why it consistently sells extremely well). It has two of the most important selling factors going for it: quality and price. Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it is very inexpensive. A third selling factor, to those who like to see a high rating back up our raves of quality, is the 2005's 91 pt. rating from The Wine Advocate.
Mas Donis comes from Montsant, a neighbor to Priorat, one of Spain's most famous regions. Montsant received full AOC status just a few years ago. The wine is comprised of 85% Garnacha (from 60+ year old vines), and 15% Syrah.
Summertime is fast upon us with the approach of Memorial Day Weekend. Stock up now for those improptu backyard barbecues! It's great to always have wine on hand that you know your guests will love!
And, for your all of your white wine-loving guests - the 2006 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay just received a 90 pt. rating from the Wine Spectator! At $9.99 per bottle, this one's a "steal" as well!
Mas Donis Barrica is a custom cuvee made for importer Eric Solomon using old-vine Garnacha (80+ years) and Syrah (30+ years). The 2005 Mas Donis Barrica is 85 % Garnacha and 15% Syrah aged for ... more
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Intense aromas of apple and pear lead into hints of melon and creamy butter on the palate in this refined Chardonnay. The lingering finish is a lush balance of sweet oak, caramelized sugar, and fruit. more
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