Monastrell, SyrahJumilla, Spain2007
$6.89 -- COSTCO, Austin, TX
Color: Dark red with a slight purple tinge
Nose: Raspberry and tobacco
Middle: Dark cherry
Back: Some sort of spice...thyme? Oregano?
Burns clean?: Yes
This is a great bottle of wine for this price. Not sure how it'll age, as the tannins are very soft, but it's fruity yet earthy, powerful yet structured. It's good with the olives and the cold leftover steak on my plate this evening, but I think any sort of light food it'd be great for, and would be a super hot-weather red wine. It's not a powerhouse wine, but it's a delightful surprise!