2018 Palacios Remondo Finca La Montesa Crianza Rioja [WA93+][JS93][WE90]

2018 Palacios Remondo Finca La Montesa Crianza Rioja

2018 Palacios Remondo Finca La Montesa Crianza Rioja [WA93+][JS93][WE90]

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Producer: Palacios Remondo 
Region: 
RiojaSpain
Varietal:
Grenache 
Year: 
2018 

Wine Advocate, 93+ Points 

"The quality/price champion 2018 La Montesa is now 100% Garnacha from organically farmed vineyards from the 100-hectare family property that gives the wine its name. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and matured in barriques, 85% of them produced with French oak and the rest with American oak. It feels very young, and the oak is still present; and the American oak, which is spicy and smoky, with ashy incense and vanilla with some sweet undertones, gives it a character that brings back the character of the traditional wines from yesteryear in a very clean way. It has vibrant freshness and should develop nicely with a couple of years in bottle. It has great purity and typicity, less Mediterranean than the 2017, nicely textured, velvety. I think the breakthrough vintage for this wine was 2015. This has all the grapes that would have been used for the Propiedad label, which was not bottled separately in 2018. It carries the EU organic-farming label. It's quite impressive for the quantity they produce—700,000 bottles."

James Suckling, 93 Points 

"A confident Rioja with great purity and elegance. Quite mineral and racy, with red berries and fine herbs that extend to a very refined and silky palate. From organically grown grapes. Unfiltered. Effortless drinkability here." 

Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points 

"Dark-ruby to the eye, this wine has a bouquet of cherry, blackberry and dried hillside herbs. It is bright on entry, with flavors of cranberry, raspberry, mint and lavender. The finish is marked by notes of orange zest and butterscotch." 

Winemaker Notes: 

"Juicy and lush, with notes of cherry, raspberry and orange peel that meld with Mediterranean herbal undertones to create a wine that is balanced, bright and lively." 

Alcohol: 14.5% 

*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date may differ from pictured. 

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