2005 Vinos de Terruños "LaMilla" Monastrell Jumilla (Previously $17)
Jumilla, Jumilla, Jumilla! It seems as though we've been singing the praises of these wines even more than usual of late. Casa Castillo, Bodegas Luzon, and of course the Vinos de Terruños "La Milla." Produced from 100% Monastrell from 60- to 80-year-old vines in Jumilla. Aged for 8 months in old oak (a combination of French and American), it was bottled unfiltered and unfined. This wine has softened with its bottle age, showing the gobs of dark fruit and licorice flavors it previously showed, but with softer, rounder tannins. Enjoyable on its own for fans of robust wine, or with any type of grilled meat and poultry.