2009 Tarima Monastrell
Tasted: 30 May 2010 / Cost When Tasted: $9
Reviewed By: Mike Supple
Type: Dry Red Wine
Region: Jumilla, Spain
Thoughts: A beefy little wine that delivers quite a lot of bang for the buck. Fresh and fruity with a touch of spicy floral notes wrapping around a core of intense dark fruit and a hint of iron minerality. While impressively powerful, it is not overbearing. The fruit and acid stand out, but the tannins take a back seat, making this a wine that will pair with many foods, but is also great for casual sipping with friends.
Food Suggestions: Pizza, sausage, ham, ground beef, tomato based pastas
Drink Timeline: 2010 - 2012