Wine deal: 2011 Bodegas La Cartuja Priorat

  • Article by: BILL WARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 29, 2012 - 1:14 PM

This delicious Spanish red is worth twice the price.

It's exceedingly difficult to find really good stuff from Spain's Priorat region for less than $25. So the 2011 Bodegas La Cartuja Priorat ($15) is a screamin' bargain, tasting like something worth at least twice the price. Dark berries and a touch of licorice provide the flavors, and the tannins are soft but not wimpy, so this hearty red just flat-out feels good in the mouth. The finish has what we wine geeks call "lift." Try it with sausages and other cured pork, or a stew that's been making the house smell good all afternoon. Available at South Lyndale, Thomas and BrightWines.

 

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