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 Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.