2010 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha Cariñena

SKU #1088217 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Garnacha spent 3-6 months in American oak. Aromas of rose petals and black cherries inform the nose of a grapy, ripe, easy-going red to pair with pizzas and burgers over the next 3 years.  (6/ 2011)

Wine Enthusiast

 *Best Buy* Floral berry aromas are fresh and carry only the slightest grassy, green element. The wine feels crisp and tight, with nice red plum and raspberry flavors. Mild, focused and not very hefty or thick on the finish.  (12/ 2012)

Wine Spectator

 This lively red delivers the fresh flavors of ripe cherries, with hints of vanilla, fresh ginger and herbs. It's light-bodied, with gentle tannins and good acidity. (Web Only- 2012)

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By: Christie Cartwright |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/21/2013  | Send Email
This is one of my new favorite finds! Its cheap, cheerful, and keeps your taste buds puckering for more! Juicy & bright, with lots of cherry, black raspberry, and candied red fruit. This is perfect for summer deck BBQ's and cocktail hour! It will keep your guests happy and your wallet full! What more could one want? Trust in me, you'll be back for a case:)

By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/25/2013  | Send Email
Without question our best value in an everyday red. 100% Grenache from northern Spain. Bright, sweet red fruits and an intriguing spiciness. Surprising concentration and length - the old vine character really shines through here.

By: Mike Barber |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/27/2012  | Send Email
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This is, by far, our best deal for affordable red wines in the store. This little garnacha is full of rich, blue fruit with light tannins and a little spice on the finish. The perfect party wine!
Top Value! Drink from 2013 to 2015

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/31/2012  | Send Email
Pure, savory, fruity Garnacha, ballasted by light oak and agreeable tannins, this incredibly-priced Spanish red delivers aromas and flavors of wild raspberries and fleshy cherries in a round, early-drinking style, the perfect choice for late-summer parties and outdoor barbecues.
Top Value!

By: Mari Keilman |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/29/2012  | Send Email
Beautiful, classic Grenache aromatics of sweet raspberry and strawberry, this spanish red is an astonishing surprise for only $7.99.

By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/24/2012  | Send Email
This might easily be the biggest selling red wine in the Hollywood store. On the nose is a slight spice but the red and black fruit dominate the nose and palate with a soft round mouth-feel. A good cocktail wine for only $8!

 By: Zack Higgins |  Review Date: 6/24/2012 
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tastes fine, so that's a good value for the price

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Varietal:

Grenache

- Fat, ripe and rich with ample fruit and vibrant acidity, wines made from Grenache are easy to love. While its origins are still under dispute - some suggest Spain, where it is called Garnacha, while others say it came first from Sardinia, where it is called Cannonau - it is inarguably one of the most planted varietals in the world. A hearty grape, Grenache does well in hot, dry regions and its sturdy stalk also makes it well-suited to withstand blustery conditions like the Provençal Mistral. It ripens at relatively high sugar levels, which translates to higher potential alcohol in the wines it produces. Grenache may be most famous in the Southern Rhône areas such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas where it has long been an important component of delicious blends. But it's also the source of the crisp rosés from Tavel, Lirac and Provence, and age-worthy vins doux naturels like Rivsaltes and Banyuls. Grenache is also found in large swaths of northeastern Spain, in Navarre, in Rioja, where it plays a supporting role in blends with Tempranillo, and in the distinctive wines of Priorat. The grape was once the most widely planted varietal in Australia, though Shiraz and Cabernet have overtaken it. In California, Grenache plantings have dwindled from their heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, but it is starting to see a resurgence, albeit in smaller plantings, where other Rhône varietals thrive.
Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5