Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2005

Red Blends from Rioja, Spain

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Item No. 97715
  • red wine
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

55% Garnacha, 40% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo

Named after the hillside vineyard located on the northeastern slope of the Yerga mountains in eastern Rioja, La Montesa is a blend of the red grape varieties on the Palacios Remondo estate. Renowned winemaker Alvaro Palacios describes this wine as having complex, profound and mysterious aromas that include notes of wild red berries, candied fruit, jasmine and sweet spice. On the palate the wine is unctuous and voluminous with soft tannins and a foundation of dark fruit shrouded by hints of shaved orange peel, white pepper and clove. Meant to enjoy now or age up to 10 years, this wine is very versatile and pairs well with almost any type of cuisine.

Critical Acclaim

"Cola, nutmeg and tobacco notes frame plum, earth and coffee flavors in this brooding red, which has good grip and stays fresh through the smoky finish."
88 Points

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Beth1 - Winchester, VA (read all my reviews)

This was a lovely wine and a rich addition to a hearty pasta dinner.
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new-winer - Northfield, OH (read all my reviews)

Granache is one of my favorite reds, an it really stands out in this blend. I was not familiar with Tempranillo grape, but it did add an additional dimension in flavor. It reminded me of how I would imagine leather to taste.
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Amoravino - Rochester, MI (read all my reviews)

I realy enjoyed this wine with seafood pasta. a good drinking wine to socialize with friends
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Learn About Palacios Remondo Map ItMap It

Bodegas Palacios Remondo is based in Alfaro in the Rioja Baja. This old family firm has been revitalized by the arrival of Alvaro Palacios who has already made his name, starting from scratch, with his extraordinary Priorato wines. He is now intent on bringing the family Rioja company into the front line. The wines are made from their own vineyards, a rarity in the Rioja...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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