Herencia Altes

Terra Alta Garnatxa Negra

8.7299 ratings
8.723 pro ratings
Terra Alta, Catalunya, Spain
Garnacha
Top Notes For
Todd Chittick

Dusty dry, zesty, balanced bitterness and maybe a hint of oak or none at all. Red fruits of cranberry, strawberry and tart red raspberry.. Exuberant, strong and youthful with a touch of earth and twig. All about fruit with tart berry flavors

Dusty dry, zesty, balanced bitterness and maybe a hint of oak or none at all. Red fruits of cranberry, strawberry and tart red raspberry.. Exuberant, strong and youthful with a touch of earth and twig. All about fruit with tart berry flavors

4 people found it helpfulJul 24th, 2014
John Behrens

I wanted a Beaujolais but struck out with the few available, so the guy at Grace's pointed me to this bottle for an easy fruity wine to enjoy with a washed-rind cheese for dinner. He nailed it. The nose is relatively reserved and cranberry-ish, but a sip reveals soft tasty red fruits and juicy acid, all folding into a rich fruit finish of dried tart cherries. Tannins are just enough to give texture on the palate and length to the finish, and--exactly as I had hoped--there is no aspect of tomato or vegetation in the fruit or acid. For $13 this is absolutely a wine I'd buy again when the mood strikes me.

I wanted a Beaujolais but struck out with the few available, so the guy at Grace's pointed me to this bottle for an easy fruity wine to enjoy with a washed-rind cheese for dinner. He nailed it. The nose is relatively reserved and cranberry-ish, but a sip reveals soft tasty red fruits and juicy acid, all folding into a rich fruit finish of dried tart cherries. Tannins are just enough to give texture on the palate and length to the finish, and--exactly as I had hoped--there is no aspect of tomato or vegetation in the fruit or acid. For $13 this is absolutely a wine I'd buy again when the mood strikes me.

1 person found it helpfulJun 25th, 2016
Emily Thielman

Really like this rose, and the winery has such charming labels!

Really like this rose, and the winery has such charming labels!

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Chuck Gammons

Refreshing, not too sweet, great for a sunny day and a rainy day.

Refreshing, not too sweet, great for a sunny day and a rainy day.

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2015
Tamera Butler

Nice summer rosé.

Nice summer rosé.

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2015
Brad Hemmer

Light color, medium body. Subtle cherry, raspberry, light hint of smoke. Nice acidity & finish.

Light color, medium body. Subtle cherry, raspberry, light hint of smoke. Nice acidity & finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2015
Loren Judah

Bright and crisp with a pear forward taste and moderate acidity.

Bright and crisp with a pear forward taste and moderate acidity.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2015
Brian Boulden

Beautiful cherry, blackberry flavors with touch of licorice in finish. Very drinkable @EuropeanCellars #wine #argentina

Beautiful cherry, blackberry flavors with touch of licorice in finish. Very drinkable @EuropeanCellars #wine #argentina

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014
Boaz Reynolds

Hot on the nose and palate

Hot on the nose and palate

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2014
Ivan London

A joint venture between Eric Solomon and proprietor Nuria Altes, this is an unreal value made from 100% Grenache from vines planted nearly 100 years ago. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a flowery perfume revealing aromas of forest floor, underbrush, sweet black cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Medium-bodied, ethereal as well as sublime, this finesse-styled Grenache possesses a delicacy that is difficult to believe for such intensity. Consume it over the next 3-4 years. 91 Points The Wine Advocate

A joint venture between Eric Solomon and proprietor Nuria Altes, this is an unreal value made from 100% Grenache from vines planted nearly 100 years ago. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a flowery perfume revealing aromas of forest floor, underbrush, sweet black cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Medium-bodied, ethereal as well as sublime, this finesse-styled Grenache possesses a delicacy that is difficult to believe for such intensity. Consume it over the next 3-4 years. 91 Points The Wine Advocate

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2014