15 Nov Alto Moncayo from Spain
“One of Spain’s finest estates. The top wine is their old vine 100% Grenache cuvee called Alto Moncayo. Their value pick is the Veraton.”
The Wine Advocate
2014 Alto Moncayo “Alto Moncayo” Garnacha, Campo de Borja
On Sale $36.99
‘Alto Moncayo’ is the flagship of the winery. It is also another single-grape variety of Garnacha, from vines between 40 and 70 years old, aged in new barrels for 20 months. It has a remarkable complex nose, with balsamic aromas, redolent of black fruit, roasted notes and a very good structure in the mouth.
2014 Alto Moncayo “Veraton” Garnacha, Campo de Borja
On Sale $24.99
Most of the Moncayo wines tend to sell for higher prices, but the 2014 Alto Moncayo Veraton is their least expensive cuvée, overseen by famous Barossa Australian winemaker Chris Ringland. Made from 100% Grenache, it was aged in 60% new French oak and 40% American oak barrels for 16 months prior to bottling without filtration. This is a 1,500-case cuvée that is pedal-to-the-metal material, as one might expect from Ringland. With an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful blackberry, charcoal and oaky notes are followed by a modern-style wine with huge fruit, big body, sweet tannin and a long finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
91 Points, Robert Parker