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TN – Casa de la Ermita Crianza and Petite Verdot

I would be hard pressed to find a more agreeable wine producing region than Jumilla. Adventurous, avant garde wines being made with grapes less commonly found in Spain mixed with Spanish grapes such as Monastrell that has been making its comeback for years but that always seems to miss out on the glory. A red, very sweet grape, Monastrell makes deeply colored wines characterized by a high alcoholic content and often a cherry liqueur kind of undertone.

2004 Twisted Oak Tempranillo

2004 Twisted Oak Tempranillo – USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Calaveras County (12/13/2006)Gorgeous color on this wine rich and deep burgundy. The nose is dense and layered in the glass w/smoky chocolate, cherry jumping out. With time this opens up to raspberry notes and some toasted oak. I wonder how this […]

1998 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Reserva

1998 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Reserva – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/12/2006)Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo – French and American Oak 12 monthsMaroonish with light bricking at the rim, only medium intense in color. Nose is complex with charcoal, chocolate, dark cherry though not obvious, white pepper and cloves. Minerally overall and […]