Thursday, April 24, 2008
Even though Jeff at Rosso Wine Shop looks creepy in this picture, he's really quite normal (he will not murder you in your sleep). He recommended this terrific little Spanish wine from Jumilla. Altos de la Hoya, 2006.
Frequently those Jumilla wines are made in a new world style, so oaky and intense. But this wine has that chalky texture and dark dried fruit flavor profile that I love. You know I'm an acid freak and it's got that too!
It's all Monastrell (Mouvedre to you Francophiles) at the rock bottom price of $12.99.
Please drive to Glendale and check out his shop. He also has great eco-friendly wine bags for $2!! It's the only bag he offers. It has little compartments so the wine doesn't slide all around. I love myself a green minded retailer.