2008 Las Rocas Vinas Viejas de San Alejandro Garnacha Calatayud
144 Ratings
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144 Ratings
2008 Las Rocas Vinas Viejas de San Alejandro Garnacha Calatayud

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Presumably a blend of old vine Garnacha, the 2009 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas over delivers and possess a perfumed, spice-driven bouquet of sweet cherry fruit, dusty earth, cedar, and dried herbs that flows to a medium to full-bodied, silky, and elegant palate. Balanced, clean, and with integrated acidity.

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    ruby red to brown with visible white rim strong alcohol on nose with cedar or some wood after letting it settle, wood chips come through...hard to discipher fruits or florals full red fruit (berries) very soft tannins balance each other lovely finish- not complex but the high note settles gently a good weeknight red with lasagna

    about 3 years
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    Purple colored, it delivers a smoky, spicy, black cherry perfume leading to a soft, easy-going, savory wine meant for drinking over the next 4 years. as usual, it is an excellent value (88) - Jay Miller

    about 3 years
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    I enjoyed this wine. Outstanding value. Fruit taste. Raspberry and Strawberry. Very smooth. Not a very long finish but enjoyable the whole way.

    about 4 years
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    at Find Restaurant on passyunk avenue. drank with foie GRAS and swordfish.

    almost 4 years
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    round deep cherry crisp

    about 3 years
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    high in tannins, tart

    about 4 years
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    odd finishing taste

    over 3 years
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    med-full bodied

    over 4 years
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    ate with pizza

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    In the meantime, 2008 was a somewhat challenging vintage and, as a result, 60% of the juice meant for the old-vine cuvee went into the 2008 Las Rocas Garnacha. Purple colored, it delivers a smoky, spicy, black cherry perfume leading to a soft, easy-going, savory wine meant for drinking over the next 4 years. As usual, it is an excellent value. The Las Rocas brand was purchased by E. & J. Gallo from Eric Solomon, its creator and importer, in 2009. For the moment Solomon remains in charge of the selection but in the future production is certain to rise significantly. Hopefully the quality of the wine will remain unchanged.