70% Monastrell and 30% Syrah from Yecla, Spain.
SRP of $10 and available at that price. Sample received courtesy Marquee Selections for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Made from a delicate blend of specially selected Monastrell and Syrah grapes, it has a beautiful red cherry color. Fresh and fruity with jammy and toasted notes, it is velvety on the palate with a lingering delicious sweetness in the finish. Superb with grilled meats or seafood or even on its own.
This wine is the second we've sampled from Capa Rota after trying their wonderful Macabeo a few weeks back. Today we turn to the Capa Rota Red, a blend of Syrah and Monastrell. (Monastrell is known as Mourvèdre in France and many other parts of the world.) This wine is marketed as coming from "old vines", which in this is case means 25+ years old. As we discussed in our Wine Guerrilla Forchini Vineyard review a few months ago, there really is no standard definition of "old vine", but older vines do tend to impart different characteristics to a wine. Most notably, as the vine ages they tend to produce less, but more flavorful, grapes.
The 2009 Bodegas La Purisima Capa Rota Monastrell and Syrah begins with lots of jammy blackberry aromas as well as a little vanilla. The blackberry jam continues when tasting this soft and smooth wine which has a really good texture. The finish is dry and the blackberry lingers for a long time while some spice also comes to the front. A really nice finish actually that adds some complexity, just when you think this is a rather one dimensional (but good) wine. Very nice.
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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