2014 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Alto Moncayo

Year: 2014
Appellation: Campo de Borja
Country: Spain
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 16.0%
Price :
$36.95

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"(aged for 20 months in new oak barrels, 60 percent of them French and the rest American) Dark violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, incense, vanilla and candied flowers, along with a vibrant mineral overtone. Juicy, concentrated and focused on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that deepen and spread out steadily on the back half. An impressively long, mineral-laced finish features silky, even tannins and an echo of lavender pastille. " (VM)

PAST WINE ADVOCATE:
2002 Alto Moncayo Rating:96
2003 Alto Moncayo Rating:93
2004 Alto Moncayo Rating:96
2005 Alto Moncayo Rating:95+
2006 Alto Moncayo Rating:97
2007 Alto Moncayo Rating:100
2008 Alto Moncayo Rating:92
2009 Alto Moncayo Rating:100
2010 Alto Moncayo Rating:92
2011 Alto Moncayo Rating:95
2012 Alto Moncayo Rating:N/R
2013 Alto Moncayo Rating:N/R

Winery Notes:
This wine is spectacular, and represents the perfect foil for grilled steak. Rich, full bodied and muscular, Alto Moncayo has riveting intensity and palate staining extract; this Spanish red is inky/purple, full-bodied, and rich. This pedal-to-the-metal offering should age handsomely for a decade.

Joint venture of Jose Miguel San Martin, Jorge Ordonez, Bodegas Borsao and Dan Phillips in conjunction with Chris Ringland. Winery is located in the town of Bulbuente. Grapes are sourced from 62 hectares (153.2 acres) of old clone Garnacha vines planted on hillside vineyards oriented to the southwest. A few of the vineyards are terraced. All the vines are vaso trained. The vineyards are located in 3 villages. Very unique soils of red clay (indicative of being rich in iron) mixed with red slate. Because of its hillside location the soils are very poor in organic matter and shallow. A few sites have calcareous soils. Continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Nighttime during the summer brings cool temperatures to moderate the growing season. There is scant rainfall.