Castell d'Encus Quest 2011 - The Vineyard
757 Turnpike St. (Inside Stop & Shop Supermarket) - North Andover MA 01845 - 978-688-5005
Castell d'Encus Quest 2011
SKU: 21279

Castell d'Encus Quest 2011

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Quest is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot which are planted at 1000 meters above sea level on clay limestone soils. At this elevation vintages can vary, with Quest either showing a cool Atlantic, or generous Mediterranean personality but at its core are the classic flavors that one would expect from these varieties. Above all, there is a freshness and poise that is a hallmark of Raül Bobet's work in the mountains of Costers del Segre. Picked by hand and fermented in the ancient, but newly restored, stone lagars on the property, Quest is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
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The 2011 Quest could be described as a Bordeaux blend, as it's produced with a mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot and barrel-aged for one year. The nose is dominated by grassy, herbaceous notes of raspberry leaves, Italian pepper, baking spices, earth, hints of smoked meat and a core of terse, just ripe red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, without the grainy tannins so common in these type of blends, with a buttery texture which makes it deceivably easy to drink. A great Atlantic, mountain red. Drink 2014-2018.

Luis Gutierrez, February 2014