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2013 Palacios Remondo Spanish Red "La Montesa Crianza"

Winery: Palacios Remondo

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "La Montesa Crianza"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 85% Garnacha & 15% Tempranillo

Region: Rioja

State or country: Spain

Price: $20

Cases produced: 10,800

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 3, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Grenache based blend from Rioja opens with a pomegranate and strawberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a red plum and raspberry blend with notes of chalky minerality. The finish is dry and its fine tannins and fruit drift away nicely. This wine is food friendly and would pair well with cherry amaretto chicken. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: La Montesa is a blend of the indigenous grape varieties that grow on the Palacios Remondo estate. Described by winemaker Alvaro Palacios as being “clear ruby-to cherry-red in color, with flecks of gold and silver”, it is a cheerful wine, with an indescribable vitality. Full of Mediterranean orchard fruit aromas including nectarines, pomegranates and oranges, the palate 'contains vibrant and rich flavors of stone fruits, discrete spice and a vibrant chalky minerality'. Perfect when enjoyed by-the-glass on its own, La Montesa's multi-faceted flavor profile will pair well with any kind of cuisine.

Organic status: not organic

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