This week’s W.O.W. is a highly rated Spanish red from the arid vineyards of Alicante. Made with 100% Monastrell from the 30 year old La Tremenda vineyard, this is the perfect wine as the nights get cooler and our thoughts turn to comfort foods and red wine.
2014 Enrique Mendoza, La Tremenda Monastrell
“Bright ruby-red in color, this wine shows expressive notes of fresh black cherries and red berries mingled with hints of sweet spice, toast and cocoa. On the palate, it shows silky texture, liveliness and long length.”
92 Points, Wine Advocate: “Subtly textured, it has the dusty tannins and the saline tastiness of the limestone soils. It represents a superb value and a great introduction to the Monastrell from Alicante… and the price is hard to believe.”