Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Jan 10, 2012 Cellars Can Blau Kia 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCellars Can Blau Kia 2009 Montsant DO, Spain $16-18 +43109 available at BC Liquor Stores and select private liquor retailers www.orowines.comIf you’ve ever bought a home, you’ve certainly practiced the mantra “Location, location, location.” It’s as true in real estate as it is in vineyards – it’s all about the location. It’s true that some suburbs and some vineyards are exceptionally pricy – sometimes undeservedly so. And it’s also true that often just outside the boundary lines for Pleasantville lies some incredible value buys. Think of the Montsant DO as just outside the limits for Pleasantville – or in this case, the iconic Priorat.An official DO since 2001, Montsant has long been regarded by those in the know as Priorat-styled wines for half the price. In fact, Montsant DO almost completely surrounds Priorat, like a horseshoe. Ancient granite and slate mountainside subsoils anchor vines interspersed amongst forests and olive groves. This fringe Priorat area has come into its own in the last few years, showing the same striking mineral rich fruit, but in a more accessible package (and a much more accessible price).Cellars Can Blau is a charter member of OROWINES, a group of 7 small wineries across 7 DO’s, banded together to preserve local grapes and traditions and share the marketing of these principles worldwide. Cellar Can Blau Kia 2009 is a blend of Cariñena (aka Carignan), Syrah and Garnacha (aka Grenache). This is old school Spain meets new world palate. Juicy dark berry fruit, floral spice, dusty bittersweet chocolate, a lick of vanilla and soft, plushy tannins make this ideal to drink tonight – preferably with roasted pork loin or sausages. Great value here.88 Points*January DRINKs will focus on budget-friendly selections, all ringing in under $17.Red WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.