A varietal of Monastrell (MourvÃ¨dre) that starts with a whole lot of spice, coffee and mint, but not a ton of fruit. The palate is more zesty and sharp than you might expect, with a grab and some sharpness to the meaty Monastrell fruit.
Bodegas Enrique Mendoza - Wine Advocate
Santa Rosa Reserva
The 2003 Santa Rosa Reserva is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Shiraz, and 15% Merlot aged for 18 months in French oak. It offers up an expressive bouquet of cedar, toast, tobacco, blueberry, and black currant. This is followed by a layered wine with spicy, ripe fruit, excellent depth and concentration, floral notes, and licorice, and a balanced, medium-long finish. Give it 2-3 years in the cellar and drink it through 2020.