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Zerran Monsant 2021

50% Grenache 40% Mazuelo 10 Syrah come from 70-80 year old vines. Big expansive, sweet-and-sour fruit, the verve of ripe acidity. Sweet clove scents and black raspberry aromas that translate to flavors on a rich compelling palate. As one who loves a deep expression of Garnacha based Spanish blends, I am keen to find another dark Spanish red to sate the same insatiable appetite.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, March 2013

Expert Review

92 Wine Advocate
Even more so is the 2011 Zerran, which ratchets up the level of concentration and ripe fruit. It reveals abundant kirsch, lavender, black raspberry and dusty, loamy, earthy scents intermixed with notions of spring flowers and blackberries. There is not any oak evident in this dense effort. Its completeness and overall equilibrium are impressive, and this great value should drink well for 5-6 years, possibly longer. (There is no track record for these wines in terms of aging.)

Production from the Rueda vineyard (38.3 acres) owned by Jorge Ordonez was begun in 2011. This well-known white wine appellation sits on the border of the province of Segovia. The 2010 and 2011 Zerran come from a vineyard planted at 1,500-1,800 feet altitude. They are blends of Grenache, Mazuelo and Syrah whose vines were planted between 1934 and 1942.
Wine review by Robert Parker, Jr.

Food Pairings

Steaks, pasta with meat sauces, sausages the spicier the better. Barbecued ribs or chicken. Burgers and brats.

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