Alfaro Family

Palacios Remondo

La Montesa Crianza Cariñena Blend 2017

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

There are so many marketing lies to this wine, I don’t even know where to begin. That it’s 95% #Garnacha from vines older than 30 years old! Lie. It sells for 10-11€ in #Spain and then it says that it’s fermented with active yeasts and it’s organic. Okay. Right. They make almost 700k bottles of this wine. Organic treatments and products aren’t cheap. 30+ Old Garnacha needs to be hand-harvested and that’s not cheap. I don’t know anyone spontaneously fermenting more than a half-a-million bottles of anything it’s super risky and then the guy makes it seems like a single vineyard wine because he puts ‘Monte Yerga’ and ‘La Montesa’ but it actually comes from multiple vineyards from 90 hectares! 14% alcohol ? Really Garnacha? From Alfaro? There’s no way in hell. Or he’s adding water or he’s using reverse osmosis which also adds a water-alcohol solution. There’s no way this wine is naturally fermented to 14%! But no way. Then on his description he says ‘Atlantic Influences’!!! There aren’t any Atlantic influences in #riojaoriental #bullshit #marketing — 4 months ago

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Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

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Palacios Remondo

La Montesa Rioja Garnacha de Yerga 2016

La Montesa by trailblazing winemaker Alvaro Palacios at the helm of the family estate Palacios Remondo in Alfaro, Rioja Oriental/Rioja Baja, the sometimes snubbed, southernmost subzone within the Rioja appellation. Fruit is sourced from from Palacios Remondo’s eponymous 90-hectare vineyard on the northeastern slope of Monte Yerga, at an altitude of 1,800 feet. Fresh, elegant, refined, structured. Juicy fruit, spicy finish. — a year ago

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Palacios Remondo

La Montesa Alfaro Rioja Crianza Tempranillo Blend

This is supposedly 97% Garnacha, not Tempranillo. Wonderfully smooth and flavorful. Best Christmas wine so far. Started with $10 Don David, and now up to this for $20. Tonight a big jump to $60 CDP! — 7 months ago

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Alfaro Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2018

This is an enjoyable, respectable wine, but not what I’m looking for in Grüner Veltliner. I’m missing crisp acidity, mineral notes and a little pepper. Maybe the vintage had some influence? I don’t think the oak helps, even though it’s partial and neutral. I’ll stick with the grower‘s rendition. — 10 months ago

Alfaro Family Vineyards and Winery

Dragon Slayer Zinfandel Blend

Amazing zinfandel, raspberries on the nose, smoky on the palate — a year ago

Viñedos de Alfaro

Conde del Real Agrado Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Viinilehden Vuoden punaviini 2020 voittaja. Tumman kirsikkainen, luumuinen, pehmeän tanniininen, vaniljainen, ehkä jopa lihaisakin. Monipuolinen viini ja ehdottomasti grillattujen lihojen kaveri. Tykkään! — 9 months ago

Alfaro Family Vineyards and Winery

Lester Family Vineyards at Deer Park Pinot Noir 2017

Outrageous good, nice red fruit on the start. Great middle and a slight tannin finish. My wife just loves this wine. — 9 months ago

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Alfaro Family

Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Very nice Pinot! It was a gift from Eric Alvarado — a year ago

Alfaro Family

A Estate Syrah

Erik Helms
8.9

Pretty dark and brooding for Santa Cruz. Showing blue fruit and iodine on the nose, palate opens to more riper, red raspberry. — a year ago

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