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Monasterio de las Viñas Crianza Cariñena Tempranillo Blend

8.7160 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Cariñena, Aragón, Spain
Garnacha, Tempranillo, Syrah
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Paella
Top Notes For
Scott Rowe

I get the feeling I'll be enjoying most of the spicy reds on offer in Spain and @ €3 with 89 points from some Parker bloke, we are set.

I get the feeling I'll be enjoying most of the spicy reds on offer in Spain and @ €3 with 89 points from some Parker bloke, we are set.

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2014
Carlos Mata

Pretty dark garnet with opaque ruby rim. Invasive nose of Charleston Chew and raspberry and blackberry liquour. Enters the palate somewhat shy. It opens up but this wine is a little hollow. Seems a little watered down, even. Meaningless flavors appear first. I want to say cardboard, but the wine is not corked. Couldn't be, as the enclosure is synthetic cork. The wine comes alive again in the third quarter with some sour cherry acidity. Ironically, this wine has pretty good length, thus also an appreciable finish. Maybe that is why Parker gave it 89, but all this structure is not showing you much fruit. It's unbalanced. Some coffee bean and spices show with the finish. From me 84 pts.

Pretty dark garnet with opaque ruby rim. Invasive nose of Charleston Chew and raspberry and blackberry liquour. Enters the palate somewhat shy. It opens up but this wine is a little hollow. Seems a little watered down, even. Meaningless flavors appear first. I want to say cardboard, but the wine is not corked. Couldn't be, as the enclosure is synthetic cork. The wine comes alive again in the third quarter with some sour cherry acidity. Ironically, this wine has pretty good length, thus also an appreciable finish. Maybe that is why Parker gave it 89, but all this structure is not showing you much fruit. It's unbalanced. Some coffee bean and spices show with the finish. From me 84 pts.

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2014
Julieluvswine

2008. Would buy again $12.50 SAQ

2008. Would buy again $12.50 SAQ

Aug 31st, 2015
Tony H
8.5

2013, a little subtle, I agree that the wine opens up toward the finish. A little oak at the start. For the price point i like it with antipasto, pasta, turkey, it’s not an event wine. More of a casual table wine.

2013, a little subtle, I agree that the wine opens up toward the finish. A little oak at the start. For the price point i like it with antipasto, pasta, turkey, it’s not an event wine. More of a casual table wine.

Dec 27th, 2020
John Laranjeiro

One of my go to wines. Highly recommend it.

One of my go to wines. Highly recommend it.

Aug 6th, 2020
Patrice Conxicoeur

Jammy, fruity, not overly long. Surprisingly acidic.

Jammy, fruity, not overly long. Surprisingly acidic.

Apr 11th, 2020
Matthew Williamson

Loved it

Loved it

Jan 18th, 2020
Colin

Big wine

Big wine

Aug 1st, 2019
Lou Sab

Nice expression I would welcome back.

Nice expression I would welcome back.

Jan 31st, 2019
Christine Grahm

Not as bold as I expected

Not as bold as I expected

Jan 24th, 2019