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La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014 Product #32629 (In Stock)
La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014 La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014

We love bringing you bottles like this – wines that are both deliciously authentic expressions of a grape and place AND carrying the reassuring praise of the international wine press.  The grape here is Monastrell, better known to many as France’s Mourvedre in its starring role in Bandol and Ch Beaucastel’s Chateauneuf du Pape.  On the high plains of Spain’s Alicante region and under the care of the committed traditionalists at Enrique Mendoza, this marries rich ripeness of fruit with earthy, herbal, complexity and a finish that’s long, firm, but still very easy to enjoy.  Sure, it’s built to pair with rich stews and savory roasted and grilled meats.  But the ripe fruit and silky finish will give plenty of pleasure before the food ever hits the table.

"This wine has six months in used 500-liter barrels and a variable time in vat, between six months and one year. The 2014 feels very tender, it has the esparto grass austerity of the stony vineyards with the chalky soils and a myriad of Mediterranean herbs. They used some stems for the fermentation, which added a fine thread and makes it subtly textured. It has the dusty tannins and the saline tastiness of the limestone soils. It represents a superb value and a great introduction to the Monastrell from Alicante; the price is hard to believe."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Bodegas Luzon Verde Jumilla Monastrell 2015 Product #32908 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luzon Verde Jumilla Monastrell 2015 Bodegas Luzon Verde Jumilla Monastrell 2015

A delicious, fresh and vivid take on Monestrell made from organic grapes and done all in tank. Excellent value, too!

"Dark berries and cherry pit on the nose, lifted by a spicy pepper nuance. Smooth and appealingly sweet, offering plump blackberry and cherry flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Dusty tannins sneak in slowly on the finish, adding closing shape and grip."  Vinous (Raynolds) 89 points

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Bodegas Luzon Altos De Luzon 2012 Product #33126 (In Stock)
Bodegas Luzon Altos De Luzon 2012 Bodegas Luzon Altos De Luzon 2012

A powerhouse Spanish red with deep fruit and plenty of spicy oak.  Great value here.

"Fermented in small stainless steel tanks and aged for a year in new French and American oak barrels. Bright violet. Deep, expansive dark berry, cherry compote and woodsmoke scents are complemented by peppery spice and vanilla qualities. Juicy acidity lifts and brightens concentrated cassis and bitter cherry flavors that are sweetened by a late suggestion of mocha. Shows good depth as well as energy, finishing smoky and quite long, with supple tannins and lingering dark berry character."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Bodegas Volver Triga Alicante 2013 Product #32880 (In Stock)
Bodegas Volver Triga Alicante 2013 Bodegas Volver Triga Alicante 2013

Another great vintage for this rich, frankly-oaked, Monestrell/Cabernet blend crafted by consultant Chris Ringland.

"Bright purple. Heady, expansive aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, incense and vanilla, with a sexy floral nuance building in the glass. Stains the palate with sweet boysenberry and violet pastille flavors, showing outstanding depth, vibrancy and juicy acidity. The lingering finish is shaped by supple, slow-building tannins, displaying excellent tenacity and repeating floral character. Made from Monastrell vines planted in 1925."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points

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