(2007 Vintage) Dark purple. Luscious blackberry and blueberry aromas are at once expansive and precise, with sexy floral and spice qualities adding complexity. Juicy dark fruit flavors deliver a sexy wallop of sweetness, with no rough edges or animal, earth or herbal character. This very fresh wine finishes with impressive cling and length. And the price is unreal.Cheese Pairings: Manchego, Idiazabal, RoncalFood Pairings: Slow Roasted Meat, Mushrooms, Meat and Vegetable Stew
"Dark ruby. Lively redcurrant and cherry on the nose, complicated by spice and floral elements. Juicy, vibrant cherry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth, with juicy acidity adding clarity and lift. Aeration brings up deeper blackberry and anise notes that carry through a spicy persistent finish. This has to be one of the best red wine values out there." - 90 Points, International Wine Cellar. "The 2011 Monastrell Vinas Viejas (100% Monastrell - or Mourvedre - aged in stainless steel) comes from a vineyard planted at nearly 2,400-foot elevation with non-irrigated old bush/head pruned vines. More herbal and peppery than the less expensive Molino Loco, it is a well-made, deep, spicy, savory, earthy effort with more complexity and personality than its sibling. Consume this unreal value over the next 2-3 years. It reminds me of a well-made French Cotes du Rhone." - 88 Points, Wine Advocate.