The 2013 Legado del Moncayo from Isaac Fernandez
is produced from forty year-old Garnacha
vines that grow in the iron-infused, clay
foothills of the Moncayo Mountains in
central Spain at seven hundred meters above
sea level. The wine is fermented and aged
in stainless steel tanks and sees no wood.
The 2013 vintage tips the scales at an even
fourteen percent alcohol and offers up a fine
bouquet of red and black raspberries, green peppercorns, a bit
of game, botanicals and a smoky top note. On the palate the
wine is deep, full-bodied and well-balanced, with a fine core
of fruit, modest tannins and excellent length and grip on the
focused and tangy finish. This is a great match for charcoal
grilled steak, or smoked barbecue baby back ribs.