2001 Cuvee de Pena - Printable Version

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- winecollector - 05-01-2003 04:47 PM

This is a Rhone blend of about 6 different grapes, predominantely grenache noir, carignan, and syrah with 14.5% on the alcohol. At $5.49 a bottle here in PA I picked up a few cases of this stuff and have been using it for an everyday drinker and a starter wine. Tastes like a $15 to $20 bottle. If you happen to see it, give it a try!

- Innkeeper - 05-01-2003 05:33 PM

Good to hear from you again ole friend. And long live WITHSTAND!

- winecollector - 05-02-2003 12:34 PM

Thanks Innkeeper... nice to be back again! You really need to show me how you do that bottle twirling thing on the end of a rope in order to separate those different "evil grapes" in blended wines [img][/img]

- zenda2 - 05-27-2007 02:54 AM

I've been reading some good notes on this wine, Parker, Rovani and the Spec all like it. I've been searching for it locally because they're now selling this (Languedoc-Roussillon) Rhone blend 'in cask' or as 'wine in a box'. $18 local price for a 3 liter box of the 2004, and that translates to about $4.50 a bottle. Decent nose, I like the taste, cries out for something garlicky. I'd buy it at $10 to $15 a bottle, but at this price it tastes like a heckuva bargain to me. Decant it and serve in the decanter if your reputation can't hold up to drinking a good wine cheap but straight from the box.

- wondersofwine - 05-29-2007 11:59 AM

Hi, Zenda. Welcome back to the board. We haven't heard from our Kansas City friend in a while.

- zenda2 - 05-31-2007 12:35 AM

Hi folks! New job, weird hours. Good to see everyone again!

- winoweenie - 05-31-2007 10:46 AM

Velchomme back the Zenster. Hope your new job is to your liking. WW