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Chateau de Pena Cuvée de Pena 2009

This stylish red wine is from the Rousillon district in the eastern French Pyrenees, near the city of Perpignan.  Cuvee de Peña’s designation is VDP des Pyrenees Orientales rather than Cotes de Rousillon.  Co-op wine. The dusty red fruit and garrigue … Continue reading

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Cellars Baronia del Montsant: Great Value from Spain

Located in northeast Spain, the Montsant DO was carved out of the Tarragona appellation only in 2001.  It surrounds the more famous Priorat, sharing Priorat’s climate but with a different soil type.  Both appellations permit a wide variety of grapes.  … Continue reading

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Cotes du Rhone, Two From the 2009 Vintage

Here are notes on two more Cotes du Rhone wines I’ve had recently.  Interesting stylistic differences between them.  Both are worth searching out.

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Rousillon, Languedoc: Two from the south of France

M. Chapoutier “Les Vignes de Bila-Haut” Cotes de Rousillon 2009.  Cotes du Rousillon is a small appellation in southwest France, close to the Spanish border.  Blended from Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, this has a dense bouquet of black fruits, herbs … Continue reading

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Borsao Campo de Borja Garnacha 2009

From Campo de Borja, in northeast Spain, comes Borsao Garnacha.  Garnacha is also known as grenache.  The attractive, modern front label simply says “Borsao Garnacha 2009,” leaving the consumer to search the fine print on the back label to discern … Continue reading

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Domaine Cabirau VDP des Cotes Catalanes 2007 – Worth Trying

“This page is in French.  Translate it using Google?”  Sorry, Google, but you may want to review your code:  Hand Picked Selections‘ web site is in English. Domaine Cabirau is a property owned by HPS proprietor Dan Kravitz, in the … Continue reading

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