$30, 3 stars, 91 points, monastrell, old vine monastery, shiraz
An interesting blend of Old Vine Monastrell and Shiraz from the Spanish Bullas. It’s a town in the southeast part of Spain in the Murcia region. Nose of earth and plum jam with an initial attack of blue fruits and stone. A hint of oak and some cardamom come through. Very integrated tannins meld with the balanced acidity giving a nice mouthfeel. This wine is aging well and will go till 2018 . Back end lights up with some violets and rustic charm. An overly optimistic MSRP of $90 make it a major pass even with 93 RP points. I found it online for $30, which makes a lot more sense. 91 points from me and 3 stars. Pair it with some earthy game or perhaps goat cheese pizza. It yearns for tapas as well. Salut….