Bodegas Olivaris Altos De La Hoya Monastrell, 2006
This red wine is a blend of "ungrafted old vine" Monastrell (92%) and Garanacha (8%) that is ages in new and old oak for a 6 month period. The color is deep purple and borders on being opaque. The nose here is quite exotic with blackberries, blueberries and spice. In the mouth this is a very smooth and rich wine with explosive fruit and spice and almost a sweet taste of berries and cotton candy. The tannins and acidity are low, but there is an overall level of complexity that makes this wine a fun "sipper". I recommend this with some dried meats and cheese. This wine is sold at Esquin Wine Merchants for about $11. I very nice value from Jumilla.