La Cartuja Priorat 2011

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"2011 La Cartuja is a 4,000 case blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Carinena (3,000 cases are being exported to the USA). It was aged for eight months in 50% new and 50% used French oak. The wine possesses phenomenal minerality along with notes of crushed rocks/wet steel, graphite, blueberries and raspberries, medium to full-bodied flavors, and sensational purity, texture and length. It should drink nicely for a decade or more...93" WA 8/12

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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
02/24/2013

Deep, spicy raspberry with stone minerals and tones of roasted meat jus. Very well built wine! Bold and dry, but smooth. Great minerality. Crushed rocks and wet steel with graphite, blueberries and raspberries. Great purity, texture and length. 91 pts. 12/1/12


3.00 5
09/02/2013

Good price for a Priorat wine. but: very strong, maybe almost too strong. Dried berries but a really intensive alcohol gout.


Snooth User: jedediahk
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3.50 5
05/12/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for La Cartuja Priorat

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Opaque ruby. Blackberry, smoky minerals and a floral note on the nose. Sappy dark berry flavors show very good depth and pick up bitter cherry and licorice nuances with air. Finishes with sweet, gentle tannins, spicy persistence and nervy cut. This wine delivers very good value for a Priorat.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/26/2013

An amazing value — wines of this quality from Priorat are rarely under $30! Inky, dense and full of robust spices. Drink this with a big juicy steak, especially off the grill. Food pairing: red meats Flavor type: traditional Body type: full Finish: rich


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/15/2013

An amazing value — wines of this quality from Priorat are rarely under $30! Inky, dense and full of robust spices. Drink this with a big juicy steak, especially off the grill.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

A spectacular offering from Priorato that sells for a song (most wines from this region are in the $50–150 or higher range), the 2011 La Cartuja is a 4,000 case blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Carinena (3,000 cases are being exported to the USA). It was aged for eight months in 50% new and 50% used French oak. The wine possesses phenomenal minerality along with notes of crushed rocks/wet steel, graphite, blueberries and raspberries, medium to full-bodied flavors, and sensational purity, texture and length. It should drink nicely for a decade or more.



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"2011 La Cartuja is a 4,000 case blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Carinena (3,000 cases are being exported to the USA). It was aged for eight months in 50% new and 50% used French oak. The wine possesses phenomenal minerality along with notes of crushed rocks/wet steel, graphite, blueberries and raspberries, medium to full-bodied flavors, and sensational purity, texture and length. It should drink nicely for a decade or more...93" WA 8/12

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