- Casa Castillo Monestrell Jumiilla 2011 Product #28881 (In Stock)
A fine value in rich, earthy, but nicely focused Monastrell.
"Dark ruby. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry, star anise and candied rose, with a touch of orange zest. Smells like a ripe pinot noir. Fleshy and seamless, offering sappy red fruit flavors and a bitter note of rhubarb. Subtle vanilla and licorice notes linger on the smooth, gently tannic finish. Lots of wine for the money."International Wine Cellar 90 points
"Made from 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre), Casa Castillo’s 2011 Monastrell comes from incredibly low yields (16 hectoliters per hectare). It reveals abundant flavor along with a chalky minerality, dense blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with a hint of spring flowers, medium body and a supple texture. This is an amazing red wine for such a lowly price."Wine Advocate 89 points
- Triga Alicante 2011 Product #28979 (In Stock)
Love Clio? Try this! A powerhouse wine made from 85% Monastrell and 15% Cabernet, aged in 80% French and 20% American oak.
"(85% monastrell and 15% cabernet sauvignon; malo and aging in 80% French and 20% American oak): Opaque purple. Explosive black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by notes of licorice, Indian spices and floral oils. Rich and expansive but showing unlikely finesse thanks to bright acidity. Sweet blueberry and cassis flavors stain the palate and linger on a very long, intensely spicy, focused finish. Australian winemaker Chris Ringland consults here."International Wine Cellar 92 points
"Expressive flavors of black cherry, mulled plum, dark chocolate, licorice and mineral mingle in this harmonious red. Offers a sleek texture and a solid structure, matching power with elegance. Impressive, in the modern style. Drink now through 2021. 975 cases made."Wine Spectator 94 points
- Bodegas El Nido Clio Jumilla 2012 Product #29119 (In Stock)
As usual, this join venture bottling of Chris Ringland and Spain's Juan Gil winery won't last long. It's a super dark, ripe, and rich 70/30 blend of Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Words like "soft," "plush" and "velvet" always apply here, but in the warm 2011 vintage there's even more luxurious black fruit, chocolate, coffee and licorice here. Plenty of oak, but the fruit to handle it.