Bodegas Volver

Alicante has been inhabited for over 7,000 years, and has produced wine for almost as long. In fact, archaeologists have discovered ancient Roman amphora in Alicante. Due to the hardiness of Monastrell, and the harsh climate, agriculture in this region has outlasted many plagues, including oidium and phylloxera.

This south-eastern corner of Spain was always attractive to Jorge Ordóñez, who started Bodegas Volver ~ Alicante in 2009 with Rafael Cañizares after they had seen success with their project in La Mancha. Jorge was the pioneer in developing a market for Monastrell in the United States, and was the first person to introduce wines from Jumilla. His past projects in Jumilla were resoundingly successful.
Located in the town of Pinoso, the winery owns 185Ha. of mostly old vine Monastrell, the most important local indigenous variety, planted between 1925 and 1979. The vines are located high in the mountains surrounding Pinoso, in a very arid, extreme climate that is challenging for the vines, but produces distinctive, intense wines. Monastrell located in such arid climate regularly reaches 15-17% natural alcohol at the point of phenolic maturity, but the cold nights (caused by the high altitudes) provide balancing acidity. Additionally, Monastrell is a grape that retains incredible natural acidity at high levels of alcohol. The vineyards are planted in soils that are primarily dominated by chunks of pure chalk. The largest marble quarry in Europe is located near the vineyards, testament to the chalky quality of the soils. These soils add a drastic minerality and elegant chalky texture to the wines. All of the vines are dry farmed and head trained.

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Bodegas Volver Single Vinyard Tempranillo 2015
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Black cherry and red plum flavors mingle with cocoa and licorice flavors in this generous red. Juicy acidity keeps this lively, while well-integrated tannins impart focus. A fruit-forward, modern style, with depth. Drink now through 2023. 10,000 cases made."–TM
Item Number: 27752
Bottle:$12.95
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Bodegas Volver Madame Bobalu Bobal 2016
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"Traditional dry farmed head trained goblet vineyards.Chalky, sandy soils.Continental with Mediterranean influences.Fermentation in stainless steel tanks by indigenous yeast. Malolactic fermentation in tank."~winery Notes
Item Number: 27341
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $47.70
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Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2015
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 17 " This red shows grace and depth. Black cherry, plum, mineral and smoke flavors mingle harmoniously over well-integrated tannins, while lively acidity keeps this focused. Not showy, but all the pieces fit together. Balanced, in the modern style. Drink now
Item Number: 27124
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Bodegas Volver Triga 2014
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"This dense red delivers deep flavors of blackberry, currant, dark chocolate and tar, with muscular but well-integrated tannins and enough acidity to stay balanced. A sanguine note adds a twist to the modern style. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases made."–TM
Item Number: 26617
Bottle:$31.95
Case: $383.40
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Bodegas Volver Tarima Blanco 2016
"Brilliant golden colour. In the nose we find notes of ripe fruit, pineapple, mango, peach and honey as well as hints of vanilla and spices as it passes through the barrel. In the mouth it is tasty, balanced with good acidity. Intense finish." Accompaniment: Perfect with fish, octopus, oysters,
Item Number: 22714
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Bodegas Volver Tarima 'Organic' 2016
"Tarima made with Organic Grapes is product of some of the younger estate grown vineyards. Similarly to the vineyards in La Mancha, due to the climate and soils, we farm everything organically, but the certification process is costly and time consuming."~Winery Notes
Item Number: 16361
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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Bodegas Volver 'Tarima' Monastrell 2016
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92“Great black fruit that is fully ripe without a hint of overripeness. This is a big, rich wine. Rather fine and generous tannins help it carry the high-ish alcohol. Almost silky at the long finish.”
Item Number: 16331
Bottle:$7.95
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Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Lastly, the 2014 Tarima Hill, from Alicante, is also 100% Mourvèdre aged 20 months in French oak and from the oldest vines of the estate, planted 1935-1975. They are also relatively high elevation, at 2,000 to 2,400 feet above sea level. This wine shows wonderful, pure aromatics

Bodegas Volver Triga 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92  "(aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels): Bright purple. Heady, expansive aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, incense and vanilla, with a sexy floral nuance building in the glass. Stains the palate with sweet boysenberry and violet pastille flavors, showing outstanding

Bodegas Volver Single Vinyard Tempranillo 2014
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92  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2014 Volver Single Vineyard comes from a parcel of vines planted in 1957 called Finca Los Juncares. It is 100% Tempranillo aged 15 months in French oak and bottled unfiltered. It is a relatively small cuvée of 3,000 cases, but it’s a stunning wine, with notes of unsmoked cigar

Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2013
Vinous 91 "(made from vines that were planted between 1935 and 1970): Bright purple. An exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of fresh black and blue fruits, licorice, vanilla and peppery spices. Juicy and incisive on the palate, offering sweet boysenberry and cassis flavors that flesh out on

Bodegas Volver Single Vinyard Tempranillo 2013
"The  southern  outpost  of  the  Bodegas  Volver  is  located  in  the  relatively  obscure,  but   increasingly  fashionable  appellation  of  Alicante,  where  they  own  457  acres  planted  on  high   elevations  of  2,000  to  2,100  feet.  Limestone  is  the  dominant  soil  type."

Bodegas Volver Triga 2012
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine advocate 92 "The 2012 Triga, which reached 15.5% alcohol because in their zone 2012 has been drier and warmer than 2011, is a blend of head-pruned Monastrell with some Cabernet Sauvignon from chalk-rich soils fermented in open stainless-steel vats and aged in barrique for 20 months. You can

Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine advocate 93  "The opaque purple-colored 2010 Tarima Hill exhibits notes of chocolate fudge, pen ink, graphite, blueberries and blackberries. This full-bodied, 100% Monastrell should drink well for a decade or more."  International Wine Cellar 91 "Opaque ruby. Powerful cherry and cassis

Bodegas Volver Single Vinyard Tempranillo 2012
91  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "(all  tempranillo;  aged  in  new  French  oak  for  18  months):    Dark  purple.    Expressive  dark  berry  preserve,  vanilla  and  floral  pastille  aromas  are  lifted  by  a  subtle  peppery  nuance.    Lush  and  open-­knit,  offering  intense  blueberry  and

Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2012
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Opaque ruby. Heady, seductively perfumed aromas of dark berry liqueur, cherry-cola, Indian spices and candied violet, with a smoky mineral nuance adding vivacity. Sweet, penetrating and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and mocha flavors underscored by

Bodegas Volver Triga 2011
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "Expressive flavors of black cherry, mulled plum, dark chocolate, licorice and mineral mingle in this harmonious red. Offers a sleek texture and a solid structure, matching power with elegance. Impressive, in the modern style. Drink now through 2021."  Wine Advocate 93 "I

Volver Tempranillo 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "From holdings in La Mancha, the 2011 Volver (100% Tempranillo that spent 18 months in new French oak prior to being bottled unfiltered) is a 2,000-case cuvee that comes from a single vineyard. Abundant notes of acacia flowers intermixed with black currants and blackberries are

Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2011
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91  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2011 Tarima Hill is made from old vine Mourvedre grown at a high elevation of 2,000-2,500 feet. Aged 20 months in French oak, its sensational inky/purple color is followed by a sweet bouquet of acacia flowers, blueberry liqueur, blackberries and graphite, and a full-bodied,

Bodegas Volver 'Tarima Hill' Monastrell 2009
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92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The 2009 Tarima Hill reveals sumptuous aromas of camphor, sweet, smoky oak, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, and crushed rocks. Deep and full-bodied with silky tannins and a long finish, this beauty was aged in 100% French oak for 20 months."  International Wine Cellar 91

Bodegas Volver 'Paso A Paso' Tempranillo 2015
"Bright violet color. Aromas of red berries, spices and dried flowers with a spicy note that is becomes pronounced as it breathes. Juicy in the mouth, offers fresh currants and cherry flavors. Fine-grained tannins add to a long finish with accented spices."~Winery Notes

Volver Tempranillo 2010
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International Wine Cellar 91 "(100% tempranillo): Bright purple. Dark berries, cherry pit, licorice and tobacco on the nose. Slowly unfolds to offer sappy cassis and bitter cherry flavors lifted by tangy acidity and complicated by a peppery, spicy quality. Finishes gripping and long, with

Volver Tempranillo 2008
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"There's raw intensity in this modern red, which offers assertive blackberry, espresso and anise flavors in a dense texture, with firm, chewy tannins. Best from 2011 through 2017. 5,000 cases imported." ~TM