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Big Basin Homestead 2016 750ml

Rated 93 - Big Basin's 2016 Homestead is bold, juicy and super-expressive, with terrific fruit purity and tons textural resonance. Succulent dark...
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Bodegas Juan Gil 18 Meses **Blue Label** 2017 750ml

Mainly produced with grapes from very old Monastrell vineyars of low yield, as the Cabernet-Sauvignon and Syrah vines planted at about 700 meters...
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Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill 2016 750ml

Rated 90 - This bold red is intense and expressive. Cassis and blueberry flavors mingle with cola, cocoa and licorice notes. Chewy tannins and...
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Castano Monastrell Hecula 2015 750ml

Rated 89 - The 2015 Hécula is pure old-vine Monastrell from dry-farmed, head-pruned vineyards on limestone soils within their Las Gruesas and...
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Castano Monastrell Yecla 2018 750ml

Rated 89 - The flagship red 2018 Monastrell is an unoaked and juicy varietal with an unmistakable nose of beeswax, honey and red and black fruit...
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Enrique Mendoza Monastrell La Tremenda 2016 750ml

Rated 92 - Their entry-level Monastrell is already the 2016 La Tremenda is sourced from the vineyard that names the wine, from their estate El...
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Enrique Mendoza Monastrell Las Quebradas 2014 750ml

Rated 93+ - The 2014 Las Quebradas is pure Monastrell is named after the vineyard it comes from—a chalk-rich, stony vineyard with very poor...
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Mourvedre

Mourvedre is another one of those grape varietals that comes in many guises - in Spain it is known as Monastrell, and you often find it listed as Mataro in wines produced in New World regions of California and Australia. It is most typically used as a blending grape, adding its unique characteristics to wines made up of Grenache and Syrah.

Although grown in many of the world’s leading wine producing countries, this grape’s true home is in the French region of Bandol, where it continues to be the star of several blended wines of superb quality. Mourvedre is prized for its ability to lend a depth of flavor to otherwise astringent wines, and brings a gamey, herbal set of tasting notes to the table which add plenty of complexity. It is used to great effect in the excellent red blends of the southern Rhone Valley, as well as those in Languedoc-Roussillon. Mourvedre is very much a warm climate varietal, hence its prevalence in southern France and Spain, and under plenty of sunshine it picks up its powerful set of flavors and aromas. In Spanish Mourvedre wines, we get to see a bit of the versatility of this grape - it is used to make everything from sweet to dry red wines, as well as rose and fortified wines.