Silverdale, WA 14% alc. (Purchased on 8/29/14)
70% Monastrell (aka. Mourvedre/Mataro) 30% Syrah My wife continually referred to this red as “The Annette Funicello wine” due to the picture on the label. Beach Blanket Bingo anyone? Slightly less than clear deep garnet with a pinkish rim; nose shows black raspberry, black pepper, gun metal and tart pie cherry. In the mouth it has flavors similar to the nose as well as plenty of sweet fruit and fairly big chewy tannins with a certain minerality and more black pepper in the finish; acidity is just about right. This is a well-balanced and fairly hefty ripe red, due mostly, I expect, to the Monastrell…a typically gutsy variety. This is another one I think you may like, Seedboy. If my memory serves me right, I believe you’re a fan of Mourvedre.