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History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...
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I picked this up because it was hyped to be a new world Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a fraction of the price. What a find! It really did resemble a CdP ... and I wish I could find more. It had an herbal quality and typical qualities of a Southern Rhone blend. Great red fruits with a hint of chocolate covered raisins and herbs. I really liked the... Read More
60% Monastrell, followed by Tempranillo, Cabernet Suavignon, Syrah, and Merlot Deeper color than the 2002 with a darkness that is hard to see into. The nose two seems more complex(maybe time in bottle) showing a herbal quality of mint, green pepper and layered black fruit background. The palate still has firm tannins and acids dominating but the... Read More
60% Monastrell the rest, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot The nose right away show oak, and smokey fruit both dried and fresh. The color is intense and deep ruby. In the mouth it has big tannins with a firm oak backbone. While flavors of cherry and black fruits mingle. Still a bit tight but a really fun wine, and one that I wou... Read More
Monastrell, Trempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon Deep ruby red, very rich in color. The nose shows alcohol on this monster (14.5%) with some fruit, though this begins to blow off with some air. In the mouth this is a big wine with firm tannins and a strong acidity. With time flavors of blackberry, raspberry, and pepper come forward. I would really l... Read More