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Celler Pinol Ludovicus D.O. Terra Alta 2008

This Spanish red wine is a mix of Grenache (35%), Tempranillo (30%), Syrah (25%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).  We picked it up at Pearson’s in Washington, DC for $12.99, though as part of a mixed case we got a 25%, knocking it down to under $10.

The label looks a lot like the one to the left, though the one of the bottle we tasted noted it was the 2008 vintage, and it was made from grapes from “D.O. Terra Alta.” This latter bit of text refers to an area of land in the furthest northeast of Spain (think Catalunya). For further details on the producer and where the grapes grew, see pages 3, 93, and 95 of this PDF from Ole Imports.

We enjoyed this red wine. It was very fruit forward, and also showed notes of black pepper, cedar and vanilla.  A robust wine, for sure, and one that would go very well with meat and charred vegetables. (Rating ****)

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