2015 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha

Year: 2015
Appellation: Carinena
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 85
Wine Enthusiast: 86
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$6.99

A superb bargain with spicy tobacco aromas and zesty fruit. This reminds us of former great values like Vina Alarba and Borsao.

"Black cherry, leafy and chocolate flavors mingle in this round red. Gentle tannins and lively acidity lend grip. Straightforward, but shows some depth. Drink now through 2019. 8,500 cases imported.–TM " (WS)

"Bouncy berry and cherry aromas are more or less standard for basic Garnacha. This wine feels a bit gummy and grabby, but not sticky. Lightly herbal, minty dark-berry flavors finish herbal, chocolaty and a touch green." (WE)

Tasting Notes:
Grape Varieties:
Located vineyards with low yields producing ripe and concentrated Garnacha are harvested at full ripeness to ensure softness.

Appellation:
Carinena DO, Spain

Food Pairing:
Tomato-based pasta dishes, cold cut platters and mixed tapas

Easy drinking, fruit driven wine. Herbal overtones, bursting ripe berry and plum fruit of the Garnacha. Soft and round on the palate, this wine has limited extraction and tannin to enhance youthful consumption. Lingering fruit flavors. A great wine for tomato-based pasta dishes, cold cut platter and mixed tapas.