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Capuchina Vieja Sierras de Malaga 2009


Recommendation: A very opulent Spanish red that’s an excellent value.

Winery/Producer: Bodegas y Viñedos La Capuchina; Malaga, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend: Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Sierras de Malaga, Spain.

Vintage: 2009

Price: $20.70 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: African bobotee with yellow rice (including turmeric and raisins), peas, garden salad and Murray’s Sartori Rosemary olive oil Asiago cheese.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Dark opaque, brownish garnet color with a reddish rim. Powerful damp earth, wet wood and cherry aromas. Smooth, concentrated mouth-feel; lots of dusty, dry, sumptuous cherry and current fruit taste. Than a fantastic lingering finish where the very slightly firm tannins really come alive. This is a triple WOW wine. It’s so structured, yet each taste goes through a range of sensations from silky fruit to a long finish that combines tannins and dusty fruit. A very opulent Spanish red that’s an excellent value. This is one of those wines that may be difficult to find, but if you find it, buy two bottles…you will not be disappointed!!!

    She said: Opaque, dark ruby red with lots of thin, irregularly spaced, quickly moving legs. Distinct and wonderful woody aroma with a juicy red fruit flavor and a full-bodied, heavy mouth-feel. Smooth and flavorful the wine had leathery tannins that kick into the long tasty finish. A delicious wine with dinner and sipping. There are not many wines that offer a great experience from start to finish, but this is one of them, and although it’s not in our bargain category, it is a great value at $20 and I strongly recommend it.

    Bodegas y Viñedos La Capuchina vineyard

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Alcohol: 14.5%

UPC Code: 8 437010 750007

Imported by: Palmateer Consulting; San Rafael, California.

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