This wine could reasonably be called a "Garage wine" from Valencia.
Rafael Cambra Dos is made from a blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 35% Monastrell, coming from vineyards 25-both Cabermets-to 55 years of age-the Monastrell-planted in sandy soils.
After the harvest, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with daily pump-overs and punch-downs.
After that, this wine by Rafael Cambra was aged for 8 months in French oak barrels and for another 6 months in vats.
An excellent value, Rafael Cambra Dos 2014 will improve in the bottle for about 5 years.
Very bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
Intense, deep aromas of ripe red and black fruit, some vegetal remembrances, notes of toast and Arabica coffee, a dash of violets and dry earth and a touch of spices.
Lighter than one might expect, and remarkably fresh thanks to a great acidity. Rafael Cambra orange label shows notes of aromatic herbs, Mediterranean undergrowth, black fruit, spices and balsam. Ripe tannins and long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Rafael Cambra Dos 2014 gracefully combines drinkability and complexity.
Rafael Cambra Dos 2012:
Blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc & 20% Monastrell. Parker 90. Peñín 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Monastrell: 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 35%, Cabernet Franc: 35%|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Chocolate, Cold meats, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Hamburgers , Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pica Pica, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted chicken, Roasted pork, Sautéed vegitables, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|