2017 Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja

$19.95 $23.00 (-13%)
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La Montesa seems to always score in the 90s, making this bottle an easy choice in any vintage, but the 2017 is special; you just don’t often hit 92-points for under $20! Lush, juicy, and easy to drink, this excellent wine exhibits pure red fruits, rose petal notes, savory spices, and the racy acidity we love in a good, mountain Garnachas. Enjoy it now!

Varietal:
Grenache
Winemaker:
Alvaro Palacios
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 20% new (90%) and American oak barrels (10%)
Appellation:
Rioja
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Garnacha, 5% Other red grapes
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1042896
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

The 2017 La Montesa is mostly Garnacha with some 8% other red varieties and comes from a warm and dry year that saw a very early harvest, up to 20 days earlier than usual. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrique for 12 months. It feels very Mediterranean, with notes of Mediterranean herbs and ripe berries. It's juicy and lush, round and very pleasant, easy to drink. 670,000 bottles produced and will be labeled organic, very remarkable for such volume.

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James Suckling

Lots of cherry and raspberry aromas with floral undertones here. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Fruity finish. A little tight now.