Rhone Report 93
"Showing slightly more dark fruit, as well as additional density and depth, the 2010 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja, also a blend of 100% Garnacha, has copious blackberry liqueur, spice-box, cedar, chocolate, and licorice qualities to go with a full-bodied, seamless, supple mouth feel. Building in richness and depth over the evening, yet showing gorgeous purity as well as an overall elegant profile, it is hard to resist and I found myself pouring more than a few glasses. Already delicious and approachable, it should drink nicely for upwards of a decade."~Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator 92
WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 95
"This polished red shows graceful power. The black cherry and raspberry flavors are deepened by smoke and mineral notes, framed by firm, well-integrated tannins and kept lively by crisp acidity. Shows impressive harmony and focus."
Robert Parker 92
"The two most recent vintages, 2010 and 2011, were both late, cooler years and both have turned out to be sexy wines."
International Wine Cellar 91
"Inky ruby. Cherry compote and dark berry liqueur on the highly perfumed nose, with complicating notes of licorice, vanilla and incense. Sappy, penetrating bitter cherry and blueberry flavors stain the palate, showing impressive clarity thanks to a zesty mineral nuance that builds with air. Finishes very long and smooth, with gentle tannins and lingering sweetness."
LA Times Wine of the Week: June 1, 2013
"The coals are hot. The big steak sizzles as you put it on the grill. What are you going to drink with that? A big brawny red from Spain, Alto Moncayo's Campo de Borja Garnacha. The color is a gorgeous deep ruby, the aromas raspberries and sweet, sweet fruit. It's a mouthful all right, intense and ripe, but also bright and juicy. And it just cuddles up to that steak. A perfect match.
OK, you could also drink it with thick pork chops. And Grenache always loves lamb, so consider a butterflied leg of lamb too. And give the wine time to breathe: You might want to open the bottle an hour or so before you plan to drink it. But wait for the meat, please, and pour something lighter and less demanding as an apéritif, maybe an Albariño."
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Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a winery located in the area covered by the Campo de Borja Denominación de Origen (DO, wine quality standard). It was founded in 2002 with the aim of turning it into a world reference for Garnacha wines of the highest quality, prepared from native vine clones.