Bodegas Juan Gil Jumilla Monastrell 2018

$17.99

A phenomenal value                             A phenomenal red from Spain that sells for a song from Bodegas Juan Gil.  Big and full-bodied, California wine lovers will take to this wine easily. 93 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2018 Juan Gil (silver label), from a cooler and rainier, more continental vintage than the 2017 I tasted next to it. The origin is the same, Monastrell from their own old, non-irrigated vines fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels for around 12 months. This is the first vintage that is certified organic. There were some challenges, but they resulted in a fresh and balanced wine with integrated oak and a juicy and round palate. They have introduced optical sorting of the grapes, and perhaps that's why there is more precision and purity. They cannot do manual sorting at this price point, but optical sorting seems like a good alternative. 2018 is a more difficult vintage than the 2017, yet this wine is better, juicier and seems to absorb the oak better, with just a smoky touch that reminded me somehow of a Northern Rhône. Really impressive." The Gil family from Jumilla have built a brand new winery that has 100% renewable energy, and all the waste is reused (water goes to humus, etc.). All of their vineyards are organically farmed even though they don't have a full certification in order to avoid bureaucracy. 2017 was a Mediterranean year in the style of 2015, and 2018 was cooler, more in the style of 2016, both very challenging harvests. The Juan Gil Silver Label Red is one of our favorite buys from Spain!

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Ratings on Delectable

Dan Durand

Medium body, fruit forward and a nice spice blend. Enjoyed every sip, would pare great with a beef dinner

Medium body, fruit forward and a nice spice blend. Enjoyed every sip, would pare great with a beef dinner

9.0

carlos rodriguez

Delicious, we had it with a Spanish dish "arroz meloso con rabo de toro "

Delicious, we had it with a Spanish dish "arroz meloso con rabo de toro "

9.1

Brian Hearty

2018. Full bodied and fruity popped and poured. Paired well with takeout steak frites. Will be interesting to see if it gains any additional complexity on day two or three...

2018. Full bodied and fruity popped and poured. Paired well with takeout steak frites. Will be interesting to see if it gains any additional complexity on day two or three...

8.9

Tarrah Beyer

Found this at discount liquor and didn’t realize it was organically grown. Just an amazing full bodied wine that’s really smooth.

Found this at discount liquor and didn’t realize it was organically grown. Just an amazing full bodied wine that’s really smooth.

9.9

John Dykstra

A roller coaster. Boozy on the nose, spicy, mellow fruit, spice again. Clean finish. I dig it

A roller coaster. Boozy on the nose, spicy, mellow fruit, spice again. Clean finish. I dig it

9.5

Joanie Neumayer

Okay, but certainly better wines from this great area.

Okay, but certainly better wines from this great area.

8.0

Trish Currie

Very good!! Bought at Costco

Very good!! Bought at Costco

9.0

Janna Lister

Anniversary wine in Denver

Anniversary wine in Denver

9.5

Matt P

Good would get again

Good would get again

8.7

Esther Garcia

Intense red. Fruity, oaky. Complex, smooth finish.

Intense red. Fruity, oaky. Complex, smooth finish.

9.5

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