2010 Morlanda

Morlanda Crianca

The Grape

Morlanda contains the traditional grapes of Priorat: Garnacha (gar-NACH-a) and Cariñena (car-ee-NEN-ya). Many believe that Garnacha and Cariñena are at their best in the Priorat, producing wines of enormous power and depth. More than 90 percent of the vines in the DOC are red varieties. More recent plantings include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Of the white varieties, Macabeo, white Garnacha and Pedro Ximénez (used in sweet dessert wines) are traditional.

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The Blend

50% Garnacha Tinta
50% Cariñena

Tasting Notes

Intense cherry red in color with flashes of violet. This wine carries a complex nose of mulberry, cherry and fig. Hints of oak are integrated with the dense fruit structure created by the Garnacha and Cariñena. On the palate, this wine is powerful, full of rich, deep fruit flavors, spices and minerals. Finishing with a firm acidity, ripe tannins and lengthy finish.

Food Affinities

The rich and powerful structure of this wines pairs well along side dishes with big flavors. Try braised short ribs, roasted pork loin or pasta with a garlic cream sauce.

Wine Ratings & Reviews

"Sweet fruit and vanilla flavors, with berry, dried cherry, floral and spicy notes. Harmonious and graceful."
- Wine Spectator, August 2016

91 POINTS - 2009 Vintage
"Intense, heady cherry and blackberry aromas are minerally on one hand and sweet like marzipan on the other. This textbook Garnacha-Carignan blend is tight on the palate, with live-wire berry, plum, earth and mineral flavors. Only on the finish does a touch of raisiny richness rise up."
- Wine Enthusiast, July 2014

93 POINTS - 2009 Vintage
"It is beautiful on the nose, delicious on the palate."
- Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online, January 2014

FEATURED - 2009 Vintage
"…reveals very ripe dark fruit aromas on the nose with hints of tar and smoke. It is soft on the attack with dark and earthy fruit flavors with a touch of minerals on the mid palate and firm tannins on the finish."
- International Wine Review, June 2014

SILVER MEDAL - 2009 Vintage
- International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2014

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