Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mas Donis Barrica, 2005

Mas Donis Barrica, 2005

The Capcanes Cellars Mas Donis red table wine is 85% Garnacha and 15% Syrah made from old vines. This wine is aged for 8 months in French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration. This is another excellent wine from the Eric Solomon Europen Cellars Selection. The Capcanes property is situated in the village of Cap├žanes, in the Montsant region of Spain, and served for several years as the village cooperative. In the 1990’s, the co-op began making kosher wines for the Jewish population of Barcelona, and from that exposure the property began to attract a greater level of interest. In 1995, the winery was completely restructured and modernized. Eric Solomon was quite impressed with the quality of the wines and saw the potential for even further improvement. This wine is a custom cuvee for Eric Solomon and represents a new word approach to old world wines. This wine has a medium ruby color with violet hues. There are rich aromatics of ripe blackberries, cherries, blueberry and black pepper. This is a medium bodied wine with wonderful rich flavors of dark berries and red fruit along with some minerality and exotic spice. The flavors are balanced by nice acidity and full integrated tannins that give this wine extraordinary depth and length. This is a lovely wine that will pair well with any hardy meal or it can stand alone as a great sipper. We purchased this wine at QFC, in Bellevue, for about $13.

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