Castillo Montroy Reserva is made from a blend of 60% Tempranillo and 40% Monastrell grapes and aged for at least 3 years before release. Dark ruby colors with earthy fruit aromas and notes of almond and oak. On the palate ripe cherries, black pepper, raspberry, and hints of licorice, chocolate and spice. An inexpensive price tag of $8, this wine was probably ready to drink a few years ago but still has some attractive qualities.
Notes on Valencia from Wine Searcher:
Valencia DO (Denominación de Origen), located within the Comunidad Valenciana autonomous community of Spain, was traditionally a mass producer for the bulk Spanish wine market, but many estates in the region have shed that image and are employing modern viticultural techniques to attempt to create more stylish wines. Archaeologists have established that winemaking in Valencia dates back thousands of years.