"Wine gives courage and makes man more apt for passion"
Ovid - Ancient Roman classical Poet and Author 43 B.C.
Grapes du Jour:
Monastrell [mawn-nahs-TRRELL] After Garnacha Tinta (GRENACHE) this grape is Spain's second most widely planted red variety.
The Jumilla region of Spain offers the best style of this great grape. Grown in altitude, very good for grapes, This wine offers a deep crimson color with blackfruit notes, spice and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied wine that goes with anything grilled or put over fire. Aged cheese's, chorizo, jamon are perfect with Monastrell.
also known as Mourvedre' in France and California.
2009 Bodega Tarima - Jumilla, Spain 88 wlp $20.00
2006 Altos del Cuadrado - Jumilla, Spain 86wlp $20.00