2014 Pena El Gato GarnachaGrenache / Garnacha from Spain
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"Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha is a winery located in Rioja Alta, one of the best-known wine-producing regions of Spain. This winery, operated in the town of Banos de Rio Tobia (R...
- 91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"With a nose of ripe black fruit, intense fruitiness in a way that reminded me of a just-fermented vintage Port, the 2014 Pena El Cato Garnacha Vinas Viejas also has a surprisingly dark purple color which is quite unbelievable for a Garnacha. 2014 was a warm year making for an early harvest, plus these grapes come from a very old vineyard that certainly provides concentrated, juicy and dense wines with plenty of grainy tannins and chalky minerality that sticks to your teeth. The wine fermented and aged in new 500-liter French oak barrels where it staged for four months and it's was bottled without malolactic. Unusual, ripe, hedonistic and dense. 1,200 bottles.
Juan Carlos Sancha was one of the first to work with the "new" grapes varieties, as he was part of the investigation."
"Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha is a winery located in Rioja Alta, one of the best-known wine-producing regions of Spain. This winery, operated in the town of Banos de Rio Tobia (Rioja Alta) by Juan Carlos Sancha, a professor of enology at the University of La Rioja, is situated on five hectares of land along the border of D.O.Ca. Rioja, and in the coldest zone of this wine denomination."
91 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|