Category Archives: Mourvedre

Carmine Jumilla 2009

$12.99 Jumilla, Spain Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33981   The 2009 Carmine Monastrell (100%) spent 6 months in new oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports a nose of smoke, mocha, brier, underbrush, blueberry, and blackberry. Sweetly-fruited, ripe, and … Continue reading

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Fuerza Ego Bodegas 2011

$12.99 Jumilla, Spain PLCB Code# 33974   The 2011 Fuerza is mainly Monastrell with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented traditionally and aged 12 months in barriques. The nose shows a mixture of esparto grass, Mediterranean herbs, paprika and tree bark over … Continue reading

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Lorca Monastrell 2009

$9.99 Bullas, Spain PLCB Code# 45619 The purple/black 2009 Lorca Monastrell offers up intriguing aromas of underbrush, brier, game, and blueberry. In the glass it exhibits ample spicy fruit, a bit of underlying structure, and 1-2 years of aging potential. … Continue reading

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D’Arenberg Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2010

$10.99 McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia PLCB Code# 45637   A refreshing style, with an open texture and dark berry flavors, finishing with refined tannins. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2013. 10,000 cases imported. –HS 87 Points Wine Spectator … Continue reading

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Edgebaston The Pepper Pot 2011

$11.99 Stellenbosch, South Africa PLCB Code# 37144 The 2011 The Pepper Pot is a blend of 51% Syrah, 24% Mourvedre complemented by Cinsault, Garnacha, Tannat and Viognier. It has a lovely ripe blackberry, white pepper and rosemary scented bouquet that … Continue reading

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Domaine de Gros Nore 2009

$39.99 Bandol, France PLCB Code# 26646 This ripe yet elegant red delivers concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, tar and dark chocolate, leading to lots of cream and spice notes midpalate, with a dollop of smoke. The lilting finish shows … Continue reading

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Le Cirque Rouge 2010

 $13.99 Cotes Catalanes, Roussillon, France PLCB Code# 45756 The freshly-bottled 2010 Le Cirque red…50% Carignan, 25% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah…impeccably ripe but vivacious fruit (above all red raspberry and cassis) accompanied by enticingly salty minerality; pungent, resinous impingement of rosemary and … Continue reading

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Domaine du Grand Prieur Vacqueyras 2010

$16.99 Southern Rhone, Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code # 32588 A rich and polished red, with a suave black tea note wafting through the core of blackberry and plum sauce. Open-knit on the finish, but fleshy and long. Grenache, … Continue reading

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Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009

Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya 2009   $14.99 Jumilla, Spain PLCB Code #38196 The 2009 Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old-Vines Monastrell contains 8% Garnacha in its blend. It delivers high-toned black and blue fruit flavors and aromas … Continue reading

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Escoces Volante 3000 Anos 2006

Escoces Volante 3000 Anos  2006            $29.99 Bullas, Spain                                                      Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32393 The 2006 3000 Anos is a splendid example of old-vine Monastrell (50%) blended with 50% Syrah from the little-known … Continue reading

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