Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2010

Red Blends from Rioja, Spain

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Item No. 127377
  • red wine
  • RP93
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

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 that grow organically on the Palacios Remondo estate. Garnet in color with bright aromas of red fruits, fresh citrus and aromatic herbs, this wine has a true sense of place and beautifully demonstrates the full potential of a unique vineyard at the base of the Yerga Mountain range. With a lively, citrus-like acidity and voluptuous weight on the mid-palate, this wine has a silky finish and is meant to enjoy now or age up to 10 years.

Perfect by-the-glass on its own or when paired with flavorful cuisine, La Montesa is an approachable wine from Rioja that is sure to please both the novice and the true wine connoisseur alike.

Blend: 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Finca La Montesa, a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo sourced from the family vineyard La Montesa del Monte Yerga in Alfaro, displays an attractive bright red ruby color, subtle notes of perfectly ripe red cherries, flowers, spices, flowers, wild herbs and some chalk sensations. It is extremely elegant. The palate is supple, sapid (umami?), vibrant, pure, balanced and long. Simply delicious and a great value. Drink 2014-2018. "
93 Points

"Deep ruby. Expressive red fruit and floral scents are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of licorice and dark chocolate. Lively, open-knit cherry and black raspberry flavors show good energy and gain a smoky nuance with air. Finishes sweet and long, with supple tannins and a hint of bitter chocolate."
90 Points

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Rating:
(7/23/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Probably 4.5 stars. Great price for the quality. More fruit driven than some Rioja's with solid core of blue and red berries. Some spice and graphite on fairly long finish. This wine is really delicious.
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redhillb - Elkridge, MD (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/19/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
Needs more body
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blckmmb - Gypsum, CO (read all my reviews)

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(7/28/2014)
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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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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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