2000 Las Gravas Jumilla - Printable Version

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- dananne - 11-05-2003 11:39 AM

Yet another Halloween porch wine report.

Dark, almost opaque color. Earthy nose, with some crushed raspberry. Very mouthfilling wine, a lot of textures. Good tannic structure, solid raspberry and dark fruits. Even though I gave up tasting rocks at the age of 4, there was a "slate"-type taste in there. I usually think of those types of descriptors as being unhelpful, but there you have it.

It was brought to the house by a friend who shared it during the handing-out-candy thing, so I don't know how much was paid for it, but I believe I've seen it around the $12 price point somewhere locally. I'll look for it, myself, and pick up another bottle or two.

- Innkeeper - 11-05-2003 12:15 PM


- ShortWiner - 11-05-2003 12:21 PM

I guess Monastrell...

- dananne - 11-05-2003 02:43 PM

Sorry for being remiss . . .

50% Mourvedre (Monastrell), 40% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Syrah

It's made by Casa Castillo, actually (helps to actually LOOK at the bottle before posting [img][/img]

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- dananne - 11-01-2004 06:08 PM

Had another bottle this Halloween.

Still humming along, with the dark fruits, prickly tannins, and the "slate" flavors that I remembered.

- wondersofwine - 11-03-2004 10:23 AM

Does Las Gravas mean something like gravel or rocks?

- Kcwhippet - 11-03-2004 12:02 PM

It translates to The Gravel.

- dananne - 11-04-2004 06:51 PM

Correct. A friend brought it over last year under the mistaken impression that it meant "grave," but we enjoyed the wine nonetheless. She brought it over again this year. Makes a nice hearty drink to sit out in the night air while dispensing candy. Anne thinks it tastes good with the "leftover" chocolates, too.