Catalunya, Spain

Costers del Priorat

Pissarres Priorat Samsó Garnatxa 2017

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, black plum, black cherry, vinyl, underbrush, cedar, baking spices; dry, medium plus acid, medium ripe tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very well balanced and well integrated, a big wine but not overwhelming — 11 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Terroir al Límit

Les Manyes Priorat Garnatxa Negra 2014

Fucking glorious Garnacha. Sous bois, turned earth, wet leaves, cinnamon, ground cloves, pepper, allspice, tar, crushed black plum and cherry fruit, almost dried tones mixed in, burnt earth, dried herbs, wilted flowers. Nose is subtle, but definition is there. Plate is a kaleidoscope of dark spices, savory earth, and gorgeous muddled fruit. Exotic, alluring in every sense, structured w/ powerful tannin almost reminiscent of Nebbiolo. A captivating wine in terms of texture and elegance. — 10 hours ago

Eric liked this

CastellRoig

Reserva Sabaté i Coca Corpinnat Brut White Blend 2017

This sparkler carries the new Corpinnat designation, meaning it's no longer Cava. Pale lemon with citrus and stone fruit aromas with biscuit notes and good bubble flow. Clean fresh palate of apple and pear with lime citrus zest flavors. Medium+ finish ending with wet stone minerality and citrus character. A nice alternative to a French Champagn. — 20 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Alvaro Palacios

Camins del Priorat Grenache Blend 2019

Paired with an honest BBQ w Kansas City style ribs & old college friends. Have had this over the years & while it’s a high ABV wine it carries itself more like a compact Bordeaux. Not oak monster rich, in balance. — 8 days ago

Severn, Peter and 4 others liked this

Mestres

Reserva Royal Sant Sadurní d'Anoia Cava Rosé Blend

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.5

One of the best #Cava I’ve ever had. And also one of the best #sparkling #rosé I’ve ever had — 8 days ago

Ileana Mariotto
with Ileana
Douglas, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Clos Lentiscus

Litrona Sumoll 2018

Clos Lentiscus - a bit stinky, maybe some mouse? Didn’t detract from an airy, lightening mouthfeel. Red berry dominates with lime, balanced woody stem and tobacco notes. A little smoky. Reminiscent of Lambrusco. Rides the border between fun and serious, yum! — 15 days ago

Josh Smith
with Josh

Cellers de Scala Dei

Cartoixa Priorat Red Blend 2015

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.1

I love #garnacha and this is a splendid one. Slightly overpriced, but doesn’t disappoint #priorato #priorat #spain — 6 days ago

Bob, Douglas and 7 others liked this

Alta Alella

Mirgin Reserva Brut Nature Sparkling Rosé 2018

Strawberry, cherry, raspberries, brioche, with light cream, toast, with smoke and stones on the finish. Nice rounded fruit up front finish with very crisp finish. #sample — 6 days ago

Adriana and Mike liked this

Clos De Nit

Crianca Montsant Red Blend

40% Grenache, 40% Carignan, 20% Syrah

Non-vintage Crianza, very tasty, great QPR. Under $15 at Bevmo
— 11 days ago

Mike, Rob and 1 other liked this

Abadia de Poblet

Conca de Barberà Pinot Noir 2016

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.0

Interesting #pinotnoir from #concadebarbera I have friends (Vega Aixalà) with insane high altitude, mountain slope slate vineyards of Pinot Noir from Conca and it’s pretty good. I imagine that these grapes must come from the higher elevation vineyards in Conca. Conca is really large and actually there are so many different climats, it should be split up into different areas. — 6 days ago

Aravind, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this