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Domènech Vidal

Domènech Vidal
2014 Cultivare Sumoll Samsó , Penedes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Domènech Vidal
2014 Cultivare Sumoll Samsó , Penedes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .1%
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry-scented tobacco, cigar box, smoked meats with sweet tomato jam, wedding cake, leather, and pomegranate molasses with a velvety, lively, fruity medium-full body and a compelling, medium-length finish manifesting elements of graphite and pencil shavings with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lovely red for aged steaks with a generous crowd-pleaser factor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cherry-scented tobacco, cigar box, smoked meats with sweet tomato jam, wedding cake, leather, and pomegranate molasses
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of graphite and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dry Aged Sirloin Au Poivre, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely red for aged steaks with a generous crowd-pleaser factor.

The Producer

Vallformosa Cava

The Producer
C La Sala 45
Vilobi del Penedes
Barcelona, 08735
Spain
34 -938978286

Their Portfolio

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Other Spanish Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While there are several important red wine regions in Spain, such as Rioja, Priorat and Ribera del Duero, other regions are home to some distinctive wines. The largest of these is Castilla-La Mancha, neat the cities of Toledo and Madrid in central Spain. This is one of the largest expanses of vineyards in the world; red wines range from lighter-styled reds to Gran Riservas made from Tempranillo, much in the style of the best wines of Rioja. Wines from La Mancha are relative values.

Other regions include Catalonia in northeastern Spain where Penedès and Empordà wines originate as well as Alicante from the province of Valencia on Spain's south east coast.