Oriel Red Blend Terra Alta Setena Red 2004

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A complex Garnacha, tasting of cherry and raspberry with a refreshing acidity, from old vines grown on dense slate soils on terraced hills southwest of Barcelona. Setena is the Catalan word for one-seventh—the amount of the harvest that farmers in ancient Spain paid landowners for the right to work the land.

Region: Spain » Catalunya » Tarragona » Terra Alta

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Color: Red
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“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold ... Read more
“...What if you could walk into any wine store or restaurant and select a wine from any of nine countries and dozens of appellations and feel confident that you were getting not only high quality wine but also good value? That's the promise of Oriel.” — Wine Enthusiast Magazine Oriel is a global portfolio of wines that are handmade in small quantities by the world’s best winemakers and sold under the Oriel label. Most of our wines retail for between $15 and $35 per bottle, providing consumers unusually affordable access to wines made by the winemakers behind such esteemed labels as Petrus and Penfolds Grange. Oriel wines have been rated in the 90s by Robert M. Parker and the Wine Spectator, have received numerous awards and accolades and are served at some of America’s top restaurants. Read less
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Member Reviews for Oriel Red Blend Terra Alta Setena Red

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3.50 5
01/08/2010

Earthy, barnyard aromas. Flavors are bright and fruity, with a bit of medicine.

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Snooth Wine Friday

2.50 5
11/20/2009

Very unique burnt berry nose of crushed flowers and powder. Quite dry, with a bit of funk and lots of earth.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
01/08/2010

immediate nose of burnt popcorn, an earthiness complete with rustic fruit, dried tea leaves and some tar. More fruit forward on the palate, mixed with dark chocolate, spice, and earth, and a nice complexity on the finish. Would be amazing with a hearty dinner


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.50 5
11/20/2009

Sweet syrupy nose - slightly gamey. Rich and full-bodied with lots of acidity. Black cherries and a hint of eucalyptus dominate. Long acidic finish and a fair amount of complexity. Very enjoyable, but the nose promised more than it delivered.


Snooth User: Stephanie516
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3.50 5
11/20/2009

a deep dark blend of black cherries and currants with some spice at the beginning, a mineral finish drawn out and medium tannins.


Snooth User: Barcelonaguy
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2.50 5
06/26/2011

Terra alta reds...have come a long way! They still have a long way too come...Oriel is a large importer in the US and they tend to just slap a label on things...This wine is cheap, but is worth tasting...


Snooth User: kellyl
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0.00 5
11/20/2009

Starts our simple, but after a few sips the flavor turns very strong. Interesting aromas and flavors of cherries. Another good Spanish wine to add to my list.



Tasting Notes:

Aroma: Fresh redcurrant and cherry with toasty notes. Taste: Mature dark fruit and spice, with sweet tannins and a long, mineral finish.

A complex Garnacha, tasting of cherry and raspberry with a refreshing acidity, from old vines grown on dense slate soils on terraced hills southwest of Barcelona. Setena is the Catalan word for one-seventh—the amount of the harvest that farmers in ancient Spain paid landowners for the right to work the land.

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