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Cesca Vicent Priorat Abat Domenech 2009

Cesca Vicent Priorat Abat Domenech 2009

750ML    
Sku: 043821

700 cases made; 100 for the U.S.

Review
Cesca Vicent is a blend of 40% Grenache, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Syrah. Unlike other Priorats that are full-bodied and very concentrated, Cesca Vicent is the opposite. Aromatics of dark fruit blend with spice box, earth and preserve. A seamless mineral touch adds depth to the wine and the minerality wraps around all corners of your palate. A very enticing wine to be taken very seriously.

Rating
2009: 88 (?) Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: " Bright red. Musky red berries and dried cherry on the nose, enlivened by a spicy nuance. Tight and racy but slightly dry, offering brisk redcurrant and cherry flavors and a dusty mineral note. Opens up a bit with air and finishes with tangy cherry skin bite and lingering spiciness. This benefits from decanting."

2009: 85 Points - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Cesce Vicent is a blend of 40% Garnacha, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Syrah in the sub-zone of Mas den Corral. It is aged for six months in two-year-old oak barrels (15% American). It has a straightforward, ripe, mocha-scented bouquet with raspberry, Asian spices and a touch of hot bricks. The palate is chewy on the entry with slightly aggressive tannins, while the finish is a little hard and gritty. Drink now-2017. "


Wine maker notes
Climate: High mediterranean, with very hot days and cold nights with moderate rains. This climate allows the grapes to ripen very well during the day and slowly during the night. Allowing the acidity and the skin-to-juice ratio to build up to the necessary level to have a well balanced wine.

Soil: Slate stone, gravel, and river stone which keeps the roots heated during the cold nights of priorat. The heat in the roots allow the grapes to ripen at night. Making wines with more color, structure and concentration.


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Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Sub-Region: Priorat
Grape Varietal: Aidani
Type: Still wine

Reg. $18.99

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