I tend to get rather excited when my local wine shops get new wines in. As I’ve been on a tighter than usual budget lately, I’ve been culling the value sections in the shops and was enthusiastic when I noticed Tarima Hill Monastrell 2009 being put on the shelf. Tarima Hill is a label of Bodegas Volver. Owning vineyards throughout Spain including 185 hectares in the Alicante region, Bodegas Volver is a project that was developed and co-owned by Jorge Ordoñez, a prominent Spanish wine importer in the US and enologist Rafael Cañizares. The grapes for Tarima Hill were sourced from vineyards in the microclimate of the Vaso System, which utilizes natural [almost organic] viticulture practices. The vines range in age from 40 to 75 years, with new acreage currently under development.
Rated 92 points by the Wine Advocate