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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Casa Castillo Monastrell 2005
Casa Castillo Monastrell 2005
(search item no. 87611)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $9.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 82 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

Medium violet. Delicious. Aromas and flavors of blueberry, black berry with beef jerky and vanilla-spice.

"Young, dark and handsome, this is an example of what Jumilla can do when good grapes and good winemaking come together. The palate is chewy and full of earthy blackberry flavors, while the finish is smooth, ripe and long. Drink now through 2008. One of the best Jumillas you're likely to find."
-Wine Enthusiast

My Notes:

About Casa Castillo:

Casa Castillo in the region of Jumilla is a property that has been producing wine since 1874. This tradition continued with a winery built by a French company in 1910 when phylloxera forced them out of their vineyards in France. Jumilla is one of the few places in Spain that has successfully resisted the infestation of phylloxera, hence making it an ideal place for this new winery. Like many Rhone wine merchants, they were interested in Monastrell (Mourvedre) based wine.

The Roch family acquired the property in 1941. Julia Roch and her grandson, José Maria Vicente, have been recovering the artisanal origins of this estate, making significant strides in the integrity and quality of winemaking.