Thursday, July 3, 2008

Priorat is prioright.

When we first opened AOC this was my favorite wine on the list. I sold it as much as I now sell the Fattoria Laila, Rosso Piceno. 

I want to say that it's not one of those ultra slutty Priorat style wines. The 2004 Laurona, Montsant (Montsant is sub-region of Priorat in Spain) has good structure and I guess I attribute that to the small proportion of Cabernet in the blend. I uploaded the back label so that you can see the grape breakdown, 'cause I think it's pretty cool. Very juicy dark stone fruit, some serious spice and a peanut-butter stick to your palate texture - this is yum-yum good! (Andrew - you would really like this one!) 

$29.99 at the Wine House. 2004 was a terrific vintage in Priorat, so maybe load up now for the autumn months! Also, check out this great article on Priorat from the San Francisco Chronicle. 

On a personal note:   TARA - are you out there?? I erased your message accidentally from my iPhone that I still don't how to use and I don't have your number - please call me again!!! Or I will be at AOC tonight and Saturday if you want to stop in :)


CobrasWine said...

Just a few weeks back you were at Cobras talking crap about blends with 5 different grapes, "$20 I'll hate this wine for Terra Alta", etc.

Can I take some credit for inspiring this Catalonian conversion in you?

Amy said...

Ha! Yes, of course!! it's all because of you :)