This is a red blend from the Priorat region of Spain made by Capafons-Ossó Cellars. It is a mix of 25% Garancha, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Mazuelo and 10% Syrah. The wine is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels. The D.O.Q Priorat is known for producing many high quality red blends from vineyards of slate composition, warm micro climates, and low rainfall. We had cellared this 2004 SirSell for the past 2 years. The wine has a deep ruby color with a purple rim. The nose show fresh raspberry and cherry with wet rock and spice. This is a medium bodied wine with flavors of ripe plum, cherry and cassis along with lead pencil, cedar and black pepper. The wine is quite dry, in the mouth, with a cloak of fine grained tannins and a nice amount of balancing acidity. Still youthful and fresh, the finish is smooth and lingering. The wines of Priorat are not considered “value” wines, and this SirSell sells for about $30 in the Seattle area.