2016 Priorat Tinto "Ona" (Cicilio, Celler)
Celler Cicilio, Priorat Tinto "Ona", Priorat, Spain 201640% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Carignan CASSIS & BLUEBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE, FUN YET FIRMLY STRUCTURED The black quartz terrain of Priorat (aka “llicorella”) may sound like the stuff of legend, and indeed the region’s wines have, themselves, become legendary over the course of a single generation. Here, indigenous Garnacha & Cariñena (Grenache & Carignan) vines share their home turf with French expats like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah to outstanding effect. Some examples stray into the realm of oak-centricism to such an extent that the unique terroir and impressive fruit are eclipsed, but this one is impeccably balanced. Serving Suggestions: Hickory-smoked duck bacon w/ black rice & chanterelles. Sheep’s milk cheeses.