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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 Ego Goru Verde Monastrell Jumilla 2015 Product #32065 (In Stock)
Bodegas Ego Goru Verde Monastrell Jumilla 2015 Bodegas Ego Goru Verde Monastrell Jumilla 2015

Special Note: Your purchase will be accompanied by a mail in coupon for a $24 rebate when you purchase 12 bottles or more of this wine. Valid for Virginia residents only - see store for details.

This was a delightful find last spring when we had it pegged as the best burger wine value for summer of 2017 and even more delicious in the fall.  Now, as the weather (finally!) gets ready to warm up again, this 100% Monestrell (Mourvedre in France) from all organic grapes is even better.  It’s a rich and fruity red with good heft and a gentle earthy complexity.

"Put this on your shopping list: The bargain red wine of the year...If you’re looking for a summer house red, this is an ideal candidate and a good match for burgers and steaks from the grill. It’s made from monastrell (known as mourvedre in France), and features dark cherry and dried fig flavors with hints of black olive, tea and tobacco. Made from organically grown grapes. This may be the best $10 red I’ve tasted in a long time."  2.5/3 Stars The Washington Post and Value Wine of the Year

“A dense and oaky nose with high spice and bright earthy beetroot. The palate is authentic and characterful with blueberry fruit and a pleasing creaminess reminiscent of raspberry ripple ice cream.”  Decanter Magazine 91 points

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La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2016 Product #33283 (In Stock)
La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2016 La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2016

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.

"Their entry-level Monastrell is already the 2016 La Tremenda is sourced from the vineyard that names the wine, from their estate El Chaconero in the village of Villena, a plot at 600 meters altitude planted some 25 years ago. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French barriques for six months. 2016 is a cooler year than 2014 or 2015, and the wines reflect it. It was not an easy year; they had to do a strict selection of grapes, and it paid off. It has the character of the variety, with its elegant rusticity with a fresh, herbal twist and a palate with fine-grained tannins, nicely textured and with a supple, very tasty finish. This is a superb introduction to Monastrell from Alicante at an incredible price. 50,000 bottles produced."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Descendientes De J Palacios Petalos Del Bierzo 2015 Product #33295 (In Stock)
Descendientes De J Palacios Petalos Del Bierzo 2015 Descendientes De J Palacios Petalos Del Bierzo 2015

A fun and refreshing drink, the 2015 Petalos serves up black cherry and red plum fruit with accents of licorice, herb and espresso.  Juicy and long.

"Ablend of many different vineyards planted with field blends, where the breakdown might come to some 5% white varieties (Valenciana/Doña Blanca, Godello and Palomino/Jerez) and around 1% other reds (Pan y Carne, Negrada and Gran Negro), all from vines ranging between 40 and 90 years of age on slopes (half of the grapes around the village of Corullón and the remainder in the rest of Bierzo). It's a showy, approachable, aromatic and open version of Pétalos, and as I tasted it later on in the season, it felt more polished and round, with a lush texture. It's extremely aromatic, in a way similar to the 2012. This is always one of the best values not only of Bierzo but for the whole of Spain."Wine Advocate 92+ 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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