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Powerful reds from Spain

… Although Montsant’s wine-growing history dates back to the middle ages, it’s still a fairly young appellation having been given the DO status in 2001…

… Cellers de Capçanes… This is a cooperative that was started in 1933 by five families from the village of Capçanes. In the 1990s it started to draw broader interest because it took the unusual step of making kosher wines in addition to its regular portfolio. The winery has also gotten attention because well-respected U.S. importer Eric Solomon has launched several custom cuvée projects with Capçanes…

… I was very happy to find the 2008 Celler de Capçanes Mas Donis Barrica at the Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton priced at $11.99. The Mas Donis Barrica, which is an Eric Solomon Selection, is made from 85 percent old vine grenache and 15 percent syrah…

…This is a big, luscious wine bursting with ripe red berry flavors and spice. It has vanilla notes from eight months of aging in American and French oak. This is a soft, mouthfilling red with velvet tannins and a long, silky finish. It would pair well with hearty foods and robust cheeses…

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