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Baltasar Gracian Garnacha Vinas Viejas Penin90 Baltasar Gracian Garnacha Vinas Viejas Penin90 Weingut Cantine San Alejandro Garnacha 2008

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2008 was a somewhat challenging vintage and, as a result, 60% of the juice meant for the old-vine cuvee went into the 2008 Las Rocas Garnacha. Purple colored, it delivers a smoky, spicy, black cherry perfume leading to a soft, easy-going, savory wine meant for drinking over the next 4 years. As usual, it is an excellent value.

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Bodegas San Alejandro:
BODEGAS SAN ALEJANDRO it is a cooperative founded in 1962, formed nowadays by 350 associates and 1100 hectares with a total average production of 4.600.000 Kilos. It is located in Miedes, place of the province of Saragossa placed to 88 km from the capital, in the valley of the Perejiles, to 758 m. of altitude and with a population of 530 inhabitants. Belonging to the community of Calatayud f... Read more
BODEGAS SAN ALEJANDRO it is a cooperative founded in 1962, formed nowadays by 350 associates and 1100 hectares with a total average production of 4.600.000 Kilos. It is located in Miedes, place of the province of Saragossa placed to 88 km from the capital, in the valley of the Perejiles, to 758 m. of altitude and with a population of 530 inhabitants. Belonging to the community of Calatayud from the re-conquest of Alfonso I until 1834. At the centre of its urban neighbourhood rises the church of San Pedro Apóstol made in the mudejar style, which it lies next to the exceptional communal Tower in the gothic style and built using cut-stone masonry. At the beginning of the 17th century, the mudejar-style Convent of the Reverendas Concepcionistas Franciscanas was built, where the remainders of San Alejandro currently remain in honour of whom the main town festivities are held from the 12th to the 16th of May. Read less
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Member Reviews for Baltasar Gracian Garnacha Vinas Viejas Penin90 Baltasar Gracian Garnacha Vinas Viejas Penin90 Weingut Cantine San Alejandro Garnacha

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Snooth User: la dut
670405189
3.50 5
06/25/2011

Dark ruby red in color with tinges of brown. Bold, almost sweet nose with raspberries, smokiness, and perhaps tobacco. Tight but not rough tannins meet the tongue, along with tart cherry, spice, and some oaky character that I couldn't identify. The tannins fell out after a short time, leading to a long, smooth finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
05/03/2012

juicy dark berry fruit characteristics with a bit of black pepper and spice on the finish. big bodied, smooth and easy drinking.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
10/05/2010

This is always a solid value. The 2008 is no different. This is a medium bodied wine with lots of fruit and leather. It is simply an easy wine to drink.


Snooth User: la dut
670405189
3.50 5
07/13/2011

Dark ruby red with hints of brown. The nose was bold: sweet raspberries, tobacco, smoke, and pepper. Tight tannins, but not rough on the palate. Medium-bodied wine whose tannins seemed to fade out after a few seconds, revealing tart cherry and spices.


Snooth User: winejaunt
861874117
3.50 5
06/22/2011

I started off looking for a nice red wine for a friend of mine that likes wines from the Southern Rhone (both heavily Shiraz and heavily Grenache based). This was quite literally the first one that I picked up off the shelf. He's looking for drinkable value wines, and the price for this one was right. The wine has a wonderful spicy (peppery) aroma and taste, and can be explored past that for some red and black fruits. The tannin is soft, and the wine is medium bodied and a pleasure to drink even by itself. This will be one of the choices that I recommend on - no matter what else I find!


Snooth User: poconopixie
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3.50 5
05/15/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Baltasar Gracian Garnacha Vinas Viejas Penin90 Baltasar Gracian Garnacha Vinas Viejas Penin90 Weingut Cantine San Alejandro Garnacha

External Review
07/12/2011

100% Garnacha (Grenache) with even more fullness and depth in the dark ruby-colored fruit and spice than the outstanding 2002 vintage, in both body and flavor.


External Review
01/03/2012

The unoaked 2005 Las Rocas Garnacha is sourced from low yielding vineyards ranging in age from 70ndash;100 years. It gives up attractive aromas of kirsch, raspberries, pepper, and damp earth. This is followed by a broad, full-flavored wine with a supple texture and no hard edges. Drink this pleasure-packed wine over the next 2ndash;3 years.


External Review
01/03/2012

In the meantime, 2008 was a somewhat challenging vintage and, as a result, 60% of the juice meant for the old-vine cuvee went into the 2008 Las Rocas Garnacha. Purple colored, it delivers a smoky, spicy, black cherry perfume leading to a soft, easy-going, savory wine meant for drinking over the next 4 years. As usual, it is an excellent value. The Las Rocas brand was purchased by E. amp; J. Gallo from Eric Solomon, its creator and importer, in 2009. For the moment Solomon remains in charge of the selection but in the future production is certain to rise significantly. Hopefully the quality of the wine will remain unchanged.


External Review
10/24/2011

In the meantime, 2008 was a somewhat challenging vintage and, as a result, 60% of the juice meant for the old-vine cuvee went into the 2008 Las Rocas Garnacha. Purple colored, it delivers a smoky, spicy, black cherry perfume leading to a soft, easy-going, savory wine meant for drinking over the next 4 years. As usual, it is an excellent value.


External Review
07/12/2011

Deep ruby. Rich kirsch and blackberry aromas are complicated by mocha and licorice. Smoky dark berry aromas pack serious punch and are supported by suave tannins. Finishes clean, lively and persistent. As usual, this is a great bargain.


External Review
07/12/2011

The grapes for Las Rocas are sourced from high altitude 70- to 100-year-old Garnacha vineyards. The 2006 Las Rocas Garnacha is dark crimson-colored with an alluring nose of spice box, mineral, black cherry, and black raspberry. Smooth-textured, round, and with no hard edges, this tasty effort is designed for immediate gratification. This is one worth buying by the case.


External Review
01/18/2011

Deep ruby in color, this is beautifully redolent of flowers, licorice, and pure cherry fruit. Cherries show up on the palate as well, as this densely textured, delicately structured wine carries through to a lush finish.


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Tasting Notes:

Opaque purple colour. Fruits of the forest and mineral bouquets. It has a splendid perfume of spices, lavender, kirsch and blueberry. Complex, with a great texture and a very rich & long finish.

2008 was a somewhat challenging vintage and, as a result, 60% of the juice meant for the old-vine cuvee went into the 2008 Las Rocas Garnacha. Purple colored, it delivers a smoky, spicy, black cherry perfume leading to a soft, easy-going, savory wine meant for drinking over the next 4 years. As usual, it is an excellent value.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 60% american barrel, 40% french barrel

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.9 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.62 grams per liter

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