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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 19 
TypeRed
ProducerBodegas Volver (web)
VarietyMonastrell
DesignationTarima Hill Old Vines
Vineyardn/a
CountrySpain
RegionValencia
SubRegionn/a
AppellationAlicante
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Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2015 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.1 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 68 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Redpig on 12/25/2014 & rated 90 points: Full bodied, blackberry, plums, nice finish (622 views)
 Tasted by Newval13 on 11/3/2014 & rated 91 points: Nose like plum jam on toast. Rich palate with lots of plum and blueberry, dry with sassy acidity and tannins and medium finish. (631 views)
 Tasted by Ed85 on 8/29/2014 & rated 88 points: tawny/ruby, light/medium body, red licorice aroma after gas blow-off, lotta acid, good tannin, nice, but tart finish, better after an hour, suggest decanting for 1-2 hours; interesting wine, good value @ $9 (1331 views)
 Tasted by wsellis on 3/15/2014 & rated 86 points: Cherry and blue berry nose with some anise and pepper. Blackberry and smokey tobacco on the pallet, with mild tannins. An interesting bottle, not tasted one like this before, but like it. Would buy this again and enjoy with a good cigar! (2234 views)
 Tasted by jeffreylubowski on 2/27/2014 & rated 83 points: Decanted for an hour. Had with steak. New world. Too ripe and alcohol way too strong. Just so much heat. I love Spain but this could have been from anywhere. It does have a beautiful floral and fruity nose I'll give u that, but not my cup of tea. Too bad cuz the qpr could have been good. (2636 views)
 Tasted by Graniwinkle on 12/26/2013 & rated 82 points: Dark plum. Nose:smoke, berries. Taste: crisp, medium body, toasted blackberry, smoke, dusty tannin, sweet spice. Finish: tar, chewy tannin, burnt berries. Tasty, not complex. (2251 views)
 Tasted by bg3034 on 10/23/2013: PnP through Nuance Wine Finer. Dark dark red color. On the nose, blackberries, a little spice, a little oak, a little heat. On the palate, nice balance of dark berries, spice, a little tobacco and some earthiness. Mild tannins. Medium finish. Nice hedonistic daily drinker. 89 pts. Aloha! (2700 views)
 Tasted by Altonplace on 9/27/2013 & rated 89 points: Significantly improved with 6 more mos of cellaring. Pepper, blackberry. (2123 views)
 Tasted by Karah10 on 8/10/2013 & rated 84 points: Cherries and leather!
(1565 views)
 Tasted by bubbachumps on 7/1/2013 & rated 87 points: I had a hard time with this wine. Came across very similiar to a large scaled Cali zin. Large extraction, super jammy, brambly nose. A bit over the top for me. There aren't many occasions where I don't like a Jorge Ordonez wine and this was not one of my favorites. (2390 views)
 Tasted by Wolfgang on 5/23/2013 & rated 93 points: Explosive nose of fall baking spices and dark berries, delicious. (1787 views)
 Tasted by affordableCollector on 5/23/2013 & rated 89 points: maroon in color. cherry, plum, floral, spice, on the nose. black currant, mushroom, earth, tobacco, cherry, oak, spice, on the palate. medium acid, mild tannins, on the finish. (2244 views)
 Tasted by The_Grey_Fox on 5/10/2013 & rated 87 points: Odd spices, coffee, licorice, a bit baked. (1812 views)
 Tasted by affordableCollector on 4/17/2013 & rated 89 points: red in color. cinnamon, spice, pepper, dark fruit, on the nose. currant, salt, pepper, tobacco, burnt wood, cherry, spice, earth, on the palate. medium acid, mild tannins, on the finish. (559 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 4/1/2013 & rated 88 points: 2005 Chateauneuf du Papes (Rich & Peggy's House, Los Altos, CA): Black fruited, deep, inky nose with light vanilla. Black plum, cassis and vanilla on the palate with light tannin. I'm generally an oakophobe but it's pretty well integrated here. Great QPR. (1925 views)
 Tasted by europat55 on 4/1/2013 & rated 85 points: 2005 Chateauneuf-de-Pape (Tasted Blind) (Rich and Peggy's House, Los Altos, California): Subtle fruits on the nose. Some heat. Good wine. (2362 views)
 Tasted by Cadby on 3/31/2013: 2009 Volver Tarima Hill +++ $10

Super bargain. Coffee, licorice scent. Big and delicious!

http://8wordsonwine.blogspot.com/2013/02/2009-volver-tarima-hill-10.html (1574 views)
 Tasted by Ziggy on 2/24/2013 & rated 88 points: Good berry flavors, modest tannins, super value at $11. Solid finish, totally unexpected at this price. (1606 views)
 Tasted by Arch57 on 2/24/2013 & rated 89 points: Solid value. I find that Spain and the Rhone region of France are delivering the best values in the $10-$12 range. Nice fruit, medium finish, good with food. What more do you need? (1890 views)
 Tasted by ScottPreston on 2/24/2013 & rated 87 points: A fine every day drinker. Too me the fruit seemed a little baked, and the wine had a lot of raisin flavors. I don't think this wine has great balance and should be consumed in the next 3 years. (2095 views)
 Tasted by Castle Peak on 2/17/2013 & rated 92 points: Ripe black and blue berries, vanilla, licorice, soft smoke, spices and gamey notes. Nice package and well balanced. The depth, density and full mouth feel hangs on through the mid palate and finish. At $10 one of the better values to cross my palate in 2013. (1658 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 2/9/2013: Blind Tasting Spanish Reds (Home): 100% Monastrell. Black olive, black fruit nose, nice and savory. Black plum, earth, black olive, light oak, licorice. Dark and brooding but balanced and delicious. Great value. (my 1st, group's 3rd) (1868 views)
 Tasted by urban_dk on 2/3/2013 & rated 86 points: Lots of blueberry and blackberry, with a bit of a meaty backbone. The high alcohol comes through on the finish. Pretty much what you'd expect at this price - lots of up-front flavors with very little complexity. Value cocktail wine. (1446 views)
 Tasted by Alain Harvey on 1/25/2013 & rated 90 points: Vivid ruby. Sexy black raspberry and oak spices on the nose, with notes of fresh rose and anise adding complexity. Sweet, sappy and expansive, offering lively dark berry preserve flavors and a velour-like texture. Graceful and balanced but also packs a punch. Finishes smooth, spicy and quite long. (1635 views)
 Tasted by Levinsb on 1/25/2013 & rated 90 points: Deep dark and brooding. Smoky thick and satisfying on a winters night with hearty fare. A bit tight and clipped in the finish but no complaints here for a value priced bottle. I'll have more. (1692 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Jeb Dunnuck
The Rhone Report, Issue #11 (3/18/2012)
(Bodegas Volver Monastrell Tarima Hill) Login and sign up and see review text.   91 points
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159
(Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill Alicante) Subscribe to see review text.
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Spain

Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.

 
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