Saturday, August 29, 2009

eParker Wine of the Day...

and one of my personal favorites from Eric Solomon's Spanish portfilio. Eric took us to visit the Castillo family and winery during our visit in Spain. Unbelievable balance in these wines folks!

WA Tasting NOTE: The 2007 Monastrell is even better than the 2006 which received 88 points in Issue 175. The wine is estate grown and bottled from old vines and low yields. It was aged for six months in seasoned French and American oak barrels. Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits a nose of spice box, black cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine with layered fruit, savory flavors, enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years, and a pure close. Drink it over the next four years. Importer: Eric Solomon, European Cellars, Charlotte, NC $9-$15 Retail.
2007 Bodegas Casa Castillo Monastrell
A Mourvedre Dry Red Table wine from
Jumilla, Spain

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