Mile High's Wine of the Week: October 20th
Bodegas Murtia Carmine Monastrell 2009
90+ Points Robert Parker
Monastrell, also known as Mourvedre, can be virtually undrinkable in its youth since the wine can be so intensely tannic and earthy. But as the good ones mature they take on impressive levels of character and complexity. This week we have a shockingly good deal on a perfectly aged Monastrell from Jumilla in Spain, a winegrowing region that specializes in that grape. The 2009 Carmine is as dark and dense in the glass as you’d care for. It bursts with aromas of woodsmoke, crushed berries, tar, and even a touch of potpourri. The palate is lush and layered, offering up a style that is mature but certainly not old. T...
Mile High's "Wine of the Week": October 13th
Marchetti Uve di Montepulciano 2014
$8.99 or 7.99 per bottle by the case (12 bottles)
Once in awhile we run across a wine that is so good and so inexpensive that we all go nuts for it. This week we have just such a wine, the 2014 Marchetti Uve di Montepulciano from our friends at Small Vineyards. This lovely little Tuscan table wine is a blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese. It features a ripe rich palate and a smooth easy drinking finish. Appealing hints of plum and leather frame the nose while plush flavors of raspberry preserves, dusty cherries, and a bit of black currant come through on the palate. The finish is lovely with a rounded mouth-feel that is perfect for casual sipping and shows just a t...