Recommendation: OK Spanish red, but not recommended.
Winery/Producer: Well Oiled Wine Company; Masjuelos, Spain.
Grape Variety: Blend: 75% Monastrell and 25% Syrah.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Bullas, Spain.
Price: $14.39 (with a 20% discount)
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Paired With: Pasta with pesto sauce, artichoke and green salad.
He said: Clear garnet color. Very light ripe plum and alcohol aromas. Rather strong initial plum taste, but from mid-palate through the medium-long finish it was dry, tart and just a bit sharp. Overall it was a one dimensional red wine that was, at best, OK. The label called it a complex blend of Monastrell and Syrah…it was anything but complex!!! I would say it was drinkable, disappointing even at $14.39 and I would not recommend it.
She said: My first impression is that this wine tastes like it is cheap so I had to ask myself why? Little aroma, heavy sweet sort of mouth feel that kills the pleasant tannins, especially in the finish. It’s not harsh but it is one dimensional and lacks nuances of flavors usually found in Spanish red wine. Although under $15, I think you can do better with other Spanish reds at that price point so I don’t recommend it.