Equal parts deep, dark fruit, spice and sweet toasted oak dominate the nose. The rich, brambly fruit gives way on the palate (sort of) to the telltale spice this grape is know for. A long and layered finish (thanks to the soft tannins) leaves you wanting one more glass.
After a brief hiatus (we can tell you all about it over a beer or two), we're stoked to have this one back in the line up. This Monastrell (some refer to it as Mourvedré...which belies its true Spanish heritage) packs plenty of fruit along with a tell-tale spice that makes it easy to understand the grape's near cult-like following. The wine was aged for nearly 20-months in French and American oak barrels. The final alcohol content is 14.5% by volume and a total of 134 cases were produced.