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Wine.com (MA) USD 15.99 750ml

Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Some gentle oak tones add to the bouquet of forest floor, dried tarragon, dried bitter orange zest, sweet medicinal herbs and light strawberry fruit. A touch of that dried orange is followed by a lovely fresh mouthful of wine. This has nicely managed tannins and juicy, if integrated, acidity supporting a slightly earthy, oak-framed core of clear, if slightly rustic, fruit. Very well-balanced with a round feel that has enough structure to lend it some texture and mouthgrab. A lovely effort and one that is particularly food-friendly. 88pts

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Castillo de Monseran:
Castillo de Monseran is a value-driven wine brand out of Cariñena, Spain. The label depicts a Medieval castle, which is not an uncommon site in this historic region. Their wines focus on the two man grapes of the area, Garnacha for reds and Viura for whites. The Garnacha releases are available at an entry level red as well as an “old vines” release (meaning the grapes are s... Read more
Castillo de Monseran is a value-driven wine brand out of Cariñena, Spain. The label depicts a Medieval castle, which is not an uncommon site in this historic region. Their wines focus on the two man grapes of the area, Garnacha for reds and Viura for whites. The Garnacha releases are available at an entry level red as well as an “old vines” release (meaning the grapes are sourced from vines which can be as old as a century or more in that region), which tend to yield more concentrated and flavorful fruit.  Read less

Editorial Reviews for Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,643
3.50 5
07/01/2011

Some gentle oak tones add to the bouquet of forest floor, dried tarragon, dried bitter orange zest, sweet medicinal herbs and light strawberry fruit. A touch of that dried orange is followed by a lovely fresh mouthful of wine. This has nicely managed tannins and juicy, if integrated, acidity supporting a slightly earthy, oak-framed core of clear, if slightly rustic, fruit. Very well-balanced with a round feel that has enough structure to lend it some texture and mouthgrab. A lovely effort and one that is particularly food-friendly. 88pts


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Snooth User: HeatherRB
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3.50 5
01/24/2013

feels warm and soft on the tongue, dry with a note of honey at the finish


Snooth User: TZA
76398572
3.00 5
08/14/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/29/2010

Cariñena is often cited as the birthplace of Grenache and Castillo de Monséran is dedicated to producing wines exclusively of this varietal. Lots of big ripe fruit but not over the top shows the dedication to the old-world style of winemaking.



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