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Bodegas Volver "Triga" Alicante 2012

92 Wine Advocate
93 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
(9/2014) "(85% monastrell and 15% cabernet sauvignon; made from the estate's oldest monastrell vines, planted back to 1925): Inky ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, incense, potpourri and five-spice powder. Stains the palate with intense boysenberry and cherry compote flavors, given spine and lift by a zesty mineral nuance. Densely packed yet lithe, finishing with outstanding thrust and smooth tannins that build slowly."
$
3799
750 ML
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~31 bottlesCheck all Stores

Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla Monastrell 2014

93 Our Score
(12/2016) The 2014 vintage in Jumilla, as in much of Spain, has tasted incredibly good so far. The latest vintage of Clio is one such example and we're tempted to call it our favorite bottling yet! While the 70/30 blend of Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a throat warming potency, there is a balancing "lift" to this year's version that creates symmetry and, dare we say, nuance. Blackberry and smoky mocha flavors are massive and smooth, as is the mouthfeel. Drinkable now, this Clio will be fun in another 3-4 years. Big red wine and Clio fans, you are going to love this!
$
3799
750 ML
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120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Casa Castillo "Las Gravas" Jumilla 2012

Polished, delicious, balanced and fresh, this complex characterful red is totally drinkable now and will be perfect with beef, lamb or venison.
92 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
94 Wine Advocate
(2/2015) "It starts off with some notes of smoke, toffee, fresh fruit and orange peel in harmony with well-integrated oak and a stony profile that develops more and more notes of esparto grass with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, with some polished, very fine tannins and a good mid-palate that is very balanced and fresh (I saw a note of pomegranate, is it the Garnacha?). It is a serious, very young wine with ripe flavors that make it very tasty. This is clearly riper than the 2013s and shows the character of the vintage quite transparently. The price is a dream come true. Super!"
$
2399
750 ML
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Bodegas Juan Gil "Silver Label" Jumilla Monastrell 2014

91 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
(1/2017) "(aged for a year in French oak barrels, 30 percent of them new) Glass-staining ruby. Deep-pitched black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of woodsmoke, incense and candied violet, and a subtle hint of vanilla emerges with air. Juicy and deeply concentrated yet lively as well, offering sweet blackberry, cherry cola and floral pastille flavors and a refreshing jolt of white pepper. The long, broad finish features repeating florality and rounded tannins that fold smoothly into the dark fruit. Drinking Window: 2018 - 2023."
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750 ML
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120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Castano "Solanera" Vinas Viejas 2013

92 Wine Advocate
(7/22/2015) "Even better is the 2013 Solanera is a "Vinas Viejas" that differs from the Castano (100% Monastrell), as this blend is 70% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 % Grenache, aged 10 months in French and American oak. Another difference from the Hecula is that it was aged equal parts in tank and the other half in French oak. The Solanera, which comes from relatively high-altitude limestone soils at 900 meters, has a dense purple color, a big sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry fruit mixed with crushed chalk, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, density and richness. The oak is well concealed by the lavish fruit-the wine just amazing. Drink it over the next 2-3 years, as these powerhouses are best consumed in their exuberant and extroverted youth."
$
1299
750 ML
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Bodegas Volver "Tarima Hill" Alicante Monastrell 2014

92 Our Score
92 Wine Advocate
(8/2016) "This is one of the top value wineries in all of Spain, working from generic appellations such as La Mancha to Jumilla and Alicante. They produce an amazing amount of inexpensive, high-quality wine that sells for a song. The 2014 Tarima Hill, from Alicante, is also 100% Mourvèdre aged 20 months in French oak and from the oldest vines of the estate, planted 1935-1975. They are also relatively high elevation, at 2,000 to 2,400 feet above sea level. This wine shows wonderful, pure aromatics of blueberry, black raspberries, chalk and spring flowers. The wine has beautiful, full-bodied texture, impressive ripeness and purity and length. The minerality is present, and the wine a heck of a value. Drink over the next 4-5 years."
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1299
750 ML
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Bodegas Enrique Mendoza "La Tremenda" Monastrell 2014

92 Wine Advocate
(4/2016) "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."
$
999
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Crapula "Cr Gold" Jumilla 2013

92 Wine Enthusiast
(11/1/2015) "Powerful blackberry aromas are matched by creamy oak. This Monastrell-Syrah blend is a driller, with strong tannins and more than enough body weight. Oaky flavors of dark-berry fruits and black plums finish with vanilla and lactic notes. This is rock solid from head to toe; drink through 2021."
$
999
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Bodegas Juan Gil Jumilla Dry Muscat 2014

89 Our Score
88 Wine Spectator
(11/30/2015) "This aromatic white has alluring notes of orange blossom, lychee, tangerine and pine, but remains crisp and dry thanks to firm acidity. Expressive, showing the focus and liveliness to match with food. Drink now."
$
979
750 ML
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Bodegas Casa Castillo Jumilla Monastrell 2014

90 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
91 Wine Advocate
(6/29/2016) "This feels like a superb vintage for the cuvée, very complete, aromatic, subtler than in the past, more elegant. The palate also feels very complete, nicely balanced, with great acidity and a very fine thread which makes it nicely textured. It's remarkable how the wines seem to be fine tuned each vintage, irrespective of how hard the climate conditions are. This is always a great value and represents the zone and vintage quite faithfully. It's thought out to be enjoyed young, but I've drunk incredible bottles at age 20!"
$
979
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores
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