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Alicante is part of the Comunidad de Valenciana region, named for the town on the Mediterranean coast and awarded D.O. status in 1957.
It is divided into two zones:
La Marina is along the coast, between the towns of Denia and Calpe. This section has a distinctly Mediterranean climate with very hot summers. Moscatel production for sweet and fortified wines is the main focus, and many have the label “Moscatel de Alicante.” 
The Vinalopo, along the river of the same name, is adjacent to the Yecla region of Murcia. This is a continental climate, with hot, dry summers. Monastrell (Mourvedre), best suited to these conditions, dominates the plantings and is made into a voluptuous red wine as well as rosado. Other red grapes grown and used for blending are Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo and Bobal. 
But the pride of the region is Fondillon, a semi-sweet, non-fortified, vino rancio (oxidized wine) made from overripe Monastrell Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Salvador

  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

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  • Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Petite Sirah 2009


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    Wine review by mark

  • Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Petite Sirah 2009


    Only vintage made Rather rich in the nose and filled with aromas of blackberry pie, India ink, african violets, and white pepper. This is very fleshy on entry, rich, smooth, and powerful though with super balance. Its filled with blue fruit and bitter cherry notes with a dense and chewy mouthfeel that reminds me of brownies, heck theres even som... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • I guess last night was a Zinfandel night.  Sister-in-law is visiting this ... ... Carignane, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Mourvedre and, who knows, there might be some Thompson seedless in there) take over--big, rustic, balanced acid and not terribly tannic.  I loved it.The other wine in this pic is planned for tonight.  Yes, to honor the ... Read More

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  • Tonight we made tacos, no not Duck tacos just regular gr beef, so I figured we ... field blend of Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah among others.Sodini RanchWhen I cut the capsule off the bottle I was surprised at what I saw. A black synthetic closure the likes of which I have never seen before.Well, here's to saving a cork tree! The ... Read More

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  • I went on their website and the Live Oak has Zin, Alicante, Carignane and Petite Sirah. Winery price is $34 but average cost on CT is just 20 and change. I'll try Wine Access, thanks! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Old Vine Offline, we killed it!

  • El Seque 2009


    Excelente, parecido a el clip. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Oh and Ridge. You said Cab but I'm drinking their Zins from 94, 5, and 6 ... Mourvedre (Contra Costa)9% Alicante Bouschet (San Joaquin)5% Petite Sirah (Napa Valley)5% Carignane       &nbs Read More

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  • Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mourvedre Blend Alicante Mira 2007


    This wine is an inky purple toward the center of the glass, that bleeds to a lovely garnet around the edges. The nose is a nice blend of tart cherry, leather and some earthy notes of forest floor, or as some of my friends would say, a bit of a barnyard smell. The taste is very interesting, with some notes of tart cherry up front, quickly follo... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Tarima Monastrell Jumilla 2010


    dark berry, leathery notes and high acid Read More

    Wine review by Sara Weinbrom

  • Enrique Mendoza la Tremenda Monastrell D.o. Alicante Monstarell 2008


    Very gamey and full with dark berry and mild pepper. Read More

    Wine review by Sara Weinbrom

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