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OJA! Monastrell Syrah
OJA! Monastrell Syrah
average from 11 reviews

OJA! Monastrell Syrah

2016 – Medium Body Red

Purple to garnet hues in the glass. Notes of blackberry and baked cherry tart on the nose. Palate shows dense rich fruit with black pepper and smoky notes. Good structure and heft.

$15.99 / bottle

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Fried Chicken Wings
Featured Recipe:
Fried Chicken Wings
Sommology Pairings: OJA! Monastrell Syrah

Food and wine getting clever together

Spicy pork dishes, Gouda, BBQ, baked stuffed shrimp, fried chicken wings, grilled Italian sausage, hot crab and artichoke dip, hot ricotta dip, antipasto, roast beef roll ups, pulled pork, spinach dip, bbq chicken, steak w/blue cheese, roast chicken, fudge cake and chocolate

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Quick Facts

Varietal
Varietal

70% Monastrell, 30% Syrah.

Alcohol
Alcohol

13.9%

Vintage
Vintage

2016

Region
Region

Yecla DO, Spain

Winemaking
Winemaking

The Monastrell was aged a small amount of time in French and American oak barrels. The Syrah spent no time in oak.

Yecla DO, Spain

Yecla DO, Spain

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Why We Love It

Sourced from Organic Winemaking Practices

This Spanish blend is from Bodegas La Purisima, a winemaking co-op that was founded in 1946 with the intent of improving the quality of Yecla wines. They use minimal intervention, employing organic farming practices and forbidding the use of herbicides or pesticides. This simple approach brings forth the perfumed intense blackberry notes in the wines.

What people are saying about OJA!

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Mar. 21, 2019
Delicious wine!!

I shared OJA! With my family, it was my first time trying it and it is delicious! A nice easy drinking red wine, it was a little dry so I added some lemon and it took care of the dryness! My new favorite!

Feb. 15, 2018
Hungover?

I was really disappointed to get a horrible hangover from this wine. I had two glasses, and really wasn't crazy about it. In hindsight, I wonder if something was wrong with it? This is the first time I have felt so poorly after drinking TV wine. I love reds, but this one was a letdown.

Jan. 21, 2018
Enjoyed by World Travelers

This is my favorite Traveling Vineyard red so far, even though I've only been to 2 tastings so far (one of which I hosted). I don't normally like Syrah (too dry/potent for me), but I got a bottle of this as a gift for my Aunt & Uncle who are world travelers (and I mean WORLD travelers...I believe Antarctica is the only continent they haven't been to). In return, they invited my husband & I to join them for dinner and share the bottle. Well...turns out we all LOVED it. Even me. Even my husband, who pretty much feels like he could take it or leave it when it comes to wine. For me, this was a nice middle-of-the-road red, which is just the way I like it - not too dry, not too sweet, not too acidic, not overly "oaky"...smooth and pleasant. Perfect!

So I just ordered 3 bottles of OJA! plus a bottle each of 3 of your other reds. Which brings me to a suggestion: It would be great if we could create an account so we can save favorites and vintages we're interested in trying "next time".

Jan. 7, 2018
My fav

This wine is my favorite! It is mild enough that I can enjoy it all on its own at night and flavorful enough to go with meals. Can’t get enough!

Jan. 5, 2018
Not disappointed

Not quite a 5, but I’d gladly serve this to guests. It has a slight sweetness to it but it’s balanced and a very nice dry red.

Dec. 27, 2017
Very smooth with a great

Very smooth with a great taste

Oct. 12, 2017
Just loved it

I am not a red wine person but I really loved this. Will be purchasing more soon.

Sep. 20, 2017
YuM!

Full bodied red. Delicious with pork and pasta dishes :)

Sep. 16, 2017
Wonderful hostess, great wines!

Wonderful hostess, great wines!

Sep. 15, 2017
Enjoyed the delicious wine

Enjoyed the delicious wine