2004 Cims de Porrera Solanes, Priorat: “A fascinating blend from Spain’s hugely successful ‘new classic’ red-wine region. The lack of required varietal percentages in this area results in a seemingly odd mix of old-vine Cariñena, Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot that works fantastically nonetheless. Leather, cedar, white peppercorn, kicked-up dirt, and violets coexist with deep, warming, brandied cherries and red raisins. Considering the moderately high tannins, a food with some binding fat is a necessity for pairing.” Sommelier Journal, January 2009

2004 Cims de Porrera Solanes, Priorat: “A fascinating blend from Spain’s hugely successful ‘new classic’ red-wine region. The lack of required varietal percentages in this area results in a seemingly odd mix of old-vine Cariñena, Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot that works fantastically nonetheless. Leather, cedar, white peppercorn, kicked-up dirt, and violets coexist with deep, warming, brandied cherries and red raisins. Considering the moderately high tannins, a food with some binding fat is a necessity for pairing.” Sommelier Journal, January 2009