2007 PALACIOS REMONDO LA MONTESA RIOJA
"Vivid red. Sexy red berries and cherry-vanilla on the nose, with a spicy quality that gains power with aeration. Sappy, sweet raspberry and cherry flavors are complemented by smoky oak spice and a touch of licorice. Open-knit and smooth in texture, with good finishing clarity and slightly jammy persistence. This is drinking well now." Steve Tanzer 89 points
|Wine maker 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. Ruby red in color with enticing aromas of cherries, long-stem strawberries, pomegranate juice and red grapefruit rind; this wine is silky on the palate with notes of Bing cherries, ripe nectarines and hints of Mediterranean aromatic herbs. Meant to enjoy now or age up to 10 years, this wine is very versatile and pairs well with flavorful cuisine.