Thursday, October 10, 2013

Castillo de Monseran Carinena Garnacha, 2010

I've had some bottle variation with this inexpensive Garnacha, and this bottle does not measure up to my memory of my last bottle. It is, nevertheless, very enjoyable.

The color is deep and dark. It has spent several months in new American oak, but I find very little sign of the oak or international style in the aromas and flavors. Strawberries and cherries baked on the crust of a pie and flowing over onto the pan. Very ripe--moreso than I remember from previous bottles. Also very ripe flavors. Ripe berries crushed into black pepper. This wine was a real hit at the table, particularly when I revealed the price: $6.99 to $8.99.

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