Las Rocas Garnacha is a vibrant red wine with aromas of rich dark red cherry and blackberry. The flavors blackberries, cherries and a hint of chocolate. This is a Spanish wine produced in the tiny town of Miedes about 55 miles North of Madrid in the Zaragozn providence.
Founded in 1962 as a grower’s co-op, Bodegus Sun Alejandro mow represents over 350 growers. These Spanish growers farm nearly 3000 acres of vineyards. All of this is located in the Calatayad wine growing region.
I am really beginning to like the Spanish wines a lot. I have tasted a number of them over the last year and all have impressed me. I really hope to continue finding new a great Spanish wines.
This Spanish wine comes from old vines of 100% Mourvedre and aged for six months is neutral French Oak barrels. Casa Castillo Monstrell Jumilla is a medium bodied wine with a rich mouthfeel that hold in on the pallet. The wine has the aroma and flavors of black raspberries, flowers, blueberries, a hint of cherry and an earthy chalky finish that most likely results from the limestone rich soils the old vines are growing in. Fermented in steel tanks under temperature control with a soft maceration of skins. After the malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in French and American barrels for a short period (from 3 to 6 months) with the purpose of obtaining fresh and fruity wines with the character of the monastrell.
The Casa Castillo Monstrell Jumilla is a smooth wine that is not too dry nor to sweet. It is a pleasant drinking experience. This wine clearly deserves its 90 point rating. I think I would serve this wine with a moderate meal. It is not, in my opinion, a Prime Rib wine but maybe a flank steak or a meatloaf accompaniment I consider this a really good wine, not great, but really,really good and for $12 to $15 dollars a bottle it is an affordable Spanish wine it is an exceptional value.
This is a single variety red wine from Spain. To the eye this wine presents a cherry color that starts bright and clear on the edges and depends to a black cherry color with great depth at the center of the glass. To the nose this Tempranillo cast aromas of wild cherry fading to notes of vanilla and black pepper. To the taste there is the constant of wild cherries with undercurrents of vanilla and cocoa with just the slightest hint of oak. The Campo Viejo is in the Rioja region of Spain. This Winery has been producing wine since 1959. The Tempranillo is fermented in stainless steel vats controlled to about 25 degrees centigrade is macerated with the skins for approximately 12 days. The aging process begins in American Oak barrels for 4 months before finishing in the bottle.
This is a wine that can be support being served with steak and potatoes or Spanish Paella.
This is an easy going everyday red wine blend from the Navarra region of Spain. The blend is 52% Tempranillo grape and 48% Granacha. This blend presents a deep red color filling into a deep black core in the center of the glass. To the nose, the Red Guitar has crushed raspberries, black pepper, strawberries, black cherry and hints of other spices like white pepper. The taste of the Red Guitar blend is fruity with the same raspberry and strawberry and hints of white pepper, with the addition of vanilla bean and oak. Firm tannins and other simple fruit flavors support the finish of each taste. All of this combines to make this a good drinking wine. Serve this paella full of seafood and sausage.