Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Calatayud las Rocas Viñas Viejas 2010

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Dark ruby red in color with tinges of brown. Bold, almost sweet nose with raspberries, smokiness, and perhaps tobacco. Tight but not rough tannins ... Read more

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

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 t... Read more

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Snooth User: la dut
670405189
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/26/2011

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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/23/2011

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: CageyT
2840241,488
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/14/2010

Very peppery and dry, with a zippy finish. I taste a bit of leather ... maybe let this one sit a couple of years. Interesting and worthwhile.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/18/2010

Tasted at Geneva tasting 4/18/2010


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External Reviews for Bodegas San Alejandro Garnacha Calatayud las Rocas Viñas Viejas

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Vintage: 2008 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.


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Vintage: 2008 07/12/2011

Deep ruby. Inky cherry, blackberry, cassis, licorice and graphite on the nose; this is the bouquet of a $30 wine. Deep, concentrated dark fruit flavors show impressive sweetness, with complicating mineral and spice notes adding interest. The minerality on the finish provides support to the dense, sweet cherry and blackcurrant flavors. This is a ridiculous bargain.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 01/19/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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.


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