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Josep Foraster Crianza Bodegas Mas Foraster Tarragona/España 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

JUICYSweet Fruit, Pepper, Spice, Good Structure, Earthy

Villa Antinori:
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò ... Read more
Villa Antinori is a prominent wine estate in Tuscany, Italy. Wine has been produced by the Antinori family since they came to Florence in the 14th century. The family estate, Palazzo Antinori, was purchased in Tuscany in 1506, and later that century, banker and merchant Alessandro Antinori began to produce the wines made there commercially. Generations later, in 1928, Marquis Niccolò Antinori officially created the Villa Antinori brand, with the intention of producing an elegant Chianti fit for longevity. The wine was soon found in the cellars and on the tables of of some of the most prestigious houses, restaurants and hotels. In 1931, Villa Antinori began producing a white wine from Trebbiano, and in the 1980s, Chardonnay was added to the blend for elegance. In 2001, the estate added the production of Super Tuscans to their growing portfolio. In addition to table wines, Villa Antinori also produces sparkling wines, grappa and olive oil.  Read less

Member Reviews for Josep Foraster Crianza Bodegas Mas Foraster Tarragona/España

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Snooth User: fishgc
1826195
0.00 5
05/18/2009

Great Value 5 glasses


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
04/16/2009

Great perfume, with wonderful fruit and stoniness underneath. Great acidity, too. Honey, apples, melon. Wonderful food wine.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
11/30/2008

Mourvedre, Grenache. Mineral and raspberry aromas to this dark wine. Frais de bois and raspberry flavors. Very nice, rich mouthfeel and a concentration of flavors in the midpalate. Chalky, stony finish.


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
354247747
4.00 5
01/20/2011

Very attractive dark crimson color. Aromas of dark red fruit, coffee, spice, and earth. Coffee and tobacco were present on the palate, but there was also the taste of red cherry, blackberry, red pepper, and vanilla. The wine is full and smooth in the mouth. The finish is long and satisfying.


Snooth User: Fenderbaum
161289668
3.50 5
11/19/2011

For the price I paid (5Euro) this was a decent purchase. Obviously not as complex as other Priorats, but with nine months in barrel this wine has some quality. Decent structure, nice earthiness and some dried fruit components.


Snooth User: happyrobot
41780337
3.50 5
10/05/2009

Amazing nose on this wine. Big and floral with hints of ripe tropical fruit. Fairly round and rich on the palate. Very interesting wine.


Snooth User: solargecko
488684281
0.00 5
12/16/2010

As seen in the <a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/bs-fo-wine-find-1027-20101027,0,6805286.story">Baltimore Sun</a>: "Serve with: Grilled steak, lamb This lush, ripe Spanish red from the venerable Torres firm — now spreading its wings in Rioja after decades in Penedes — shows intense flavors and admirable depth. It offers well-defined flavors of black cherry, herbs, spices, smoked meat and vanilla. It's quite enjoyable now, but could age well for several years."


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External Reviews for Josep Foraster Crianza Bodegas Mas Foraster Tarragona/España

11/20/2013

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Mixing blackberry fruit tones with light sniffs of old leather and the tightness of youth, this wine still gets it spot on in its aromas and delivers well in the mouth. It is supple to start in palatefeel, then progress to a firm, tannin-supported spine that demands a fair bit of patience in order for the wine to come out of its rough stance. With depth to spare and focus that is true-to-type, this Zin can be put away with confidence.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


External Review
11/20/2013

A 100% Grenache cuvee from the sandy soils of a 106-year-old, biodynamically farmed La Crau vineyard, and aged in both foudre and tank, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale is amazing. Abundant notes of melted licorice, kirsch liqueur, and flowers is followed by a full-bodied, seamlessly constructed wine with sensational purity, texture, depth, and length. The bad news is there are only 2,000 bottles. This 2007 should drink well for two decades or more.


External Review
11/20/2013

This Australian Shiraz has all the charms of an “Aussie Beauty!” With hints of black currants, blueberries and plum, its flavor is wonderful. Rich earthy tones, not typical of the Barossa Valley, make it even more of a gem. Medium finish that’s smooth on the palate –– a real charmer. Enjoy!


External Review
02/07/2010

Knebel Winninger Uhlen Riesling Spätlese trocken 2007: Dieser junge Uhlenwein zeigt eine pikante, oftmals fast salzige Mineralität, die durch einen reifen, kraftvollen Körper gemildert wird. Uhlen-Rieslinge brauchen Zeit und sind hochindividuelle, meistens trockene Weine für Kenner, Weine, die eine Auseinandersetzung einfordern. Dieser anspruchsvolle Stil des Uhlen geht aus der Heterogenität der Gesteinsformationen hervor. Diese bestehen aus grauem bis blauen Schiefer, Rotschiefer, verschiedenen Sandsteine mit in der Regel hohen Eisenoxidanteilen, Kalkbändern und Quarziten.    Weingut: KnebelRegion:    MoselRebsorte: RieslingAlkoholgehalt: 13 %Inhalt: 0.75 lAuszeichnungen:4 Trauben - Exzellenter Betrieb - Spitze Deutschlands, Gault Millau 2009 Weißwein > Deutschland > Mosel


External Review
02/24/2010

Cantina Terlan ´Quarz´ Sauvignon DOC 2007: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8-12°C, lagerfähig 4 - 6 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: SüdtirolWeingut: Cantina TerlanRebsorte: 100% Sauvignon BlancRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.14 Weißwein


External Review
11/20/2013

Full bodied and concentrated, with a long, chewy finish, this wine gets points for being complex as well. It’s plummy yet savory, with touches of braised beef, coffee and black olive. Drink 2013–2023.


External Review
11/20/2013

Glass-staining ruby. Oak-spiced dark berry aromas are complicated by notes of cracked pepper and licorice. Fleshy and broad in the mouth, offering sweet boysenberry and singed plum flavors and building tannins. Finishes with solid grip and lingering dark fruits. I like this wine’s structure and focus.


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JUICYSweet Fruit, Pepper, Spice, Good Structure, Earthy

Dietary Information: Kosher

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Sugar: 5.00 g/l grams per liter

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