Wine Of The Week (61)

Sommelier David picked quite a wine to round out 2011.  Don’t let the label confuse you; this isn’t your grandmother’s wine.  That is of course, unless your grandmother is a wintery, rich Spanish woman, who is both full of tannins and tastes of baked apple and cherry.  But I feel safe assuming that’s not the case.

According to David, the “Alvaro Palacios Camins Del Priorat 2009 is a great introduction to a winery that produces some of the best priorat wines out there.”  Priorat DOQ wines is a designation from the Spanish government that identifies wines from Priorat county (south-west of Catalonia).  The area is special because of the black slate and quartz in which the vines grow.

So you are asking yourself, “exactly how much would a wine with this sort of pedigree cost?”  About $18.  Yep.  That’s it.


  1. Another beautiful label :)

  2. A wintery, rich Spanish woman sounds like the kind of grandmother I want to be when I get old. You think drinking Alvaro Palacios Camins Del Priorat 2009 would help? 😉

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