Can Ràfols dels Caus

Gran Caus Penedès Red Blend

8.910 ratings
8.62 pro ratings
Penedés, Catalunya, Spain
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Located in the Garaff Masiff mountain range, south of Barcelona, Carlos Esteva in 1979 took a dilapidated family estate, began restoring his grandfather's house, and made it a dynamic property in Penedes. Aged for 12 months in French oak with grapes from 30 year-old vines. A Mediterranean Bordeaux blend, dark almost purple with dark fruit, earth and spice. On the palate blackberry and tart cherry with pronounced earthy tones. Fine tannins, well balanced with elegant finish ending with mineral notes.

Located in the Garaff Masiff mountain range, south of Barcelona, Carlos Esteva in 1979 took a dilapidated family estate, began restoring his grandfather's house, and made it a dynamic property in Penedes. Aged for 12 months in French oak with grapes from 30 year-old vines. A Mediterranean Bordeaux blend, dark almost purple with dark fruit, earth and spice. On the palate blackberry and tart cherry with pronounced earthy tones. Fine tannins, well balanced with elegant finish ending with mineral notes.

Feb 5th, 2017
Will Atkinson

Day two. Will age. Lots of coco powder tannin. Very good. Good price

Day two. Will age. Lots of coco powder tannin. Very good. Good price

Jun 18th, 2015
taurean philpott

Unbelievable. Great year ..'05. RED delicious apple on the nose when the bottle was opened then opened up to a dance of earth, asparagus, dark fruit, spice, tobacco etc. 93+ points

Unbelievable. Great year ..'05. RED delicious apple on the nose when the bottle was opened then opened up to a dance of earth, asparagus, dark fruit, spice, tobacco etc. 93+ points

Feb 16th, 2016
Amanda Ray

Smooth, honey with ample acid and fruit! Love love love

Smooth, honey with ample acid and fruit! Love love love

Jan 30th, 2016
James Long

Started very fruity but mellowed as it aired. Nice but not an everyday. Would be nice with certain foods like chorizo or cheeses

Started very fruity but mellowed as it aired. Nice but not an everyday. Would be nice with certain foods like chorizo or cheeses

Sep 13th, 2013
Paul Truszkowski aka Vinophil

Paul had this 6 years ago

Paul had this 6 years ago

May 19th, 2015
Jon McGrath

Jon had this 4 years ago

Jon had this 4 years ago

May 7th, 2017
Soha

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Sep 29th, 2016
Chuck Gammons

Chuck had this 5 years ago

Chuck had this 5 years ago

Oct 14th, 2015
Miyuki Okada

Miyuki had this 6 years ago

Miyuki had this 6 years ago

Oct 25th, 2014