Bodegas El Nido Red Blend Jumilla El Nido 2006
2006 Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2006, Bodegas El Nido, S.L.JumillaEstate bottled.The grapes for this wine come from 12 hectares (29.65 acres) of 29 year oldCabernet Sauvignon vineyards, yielding an average of 2,400k/ha (2,136lbs./acre), and 32 hectares (79 acres) of 64 year old Monastrell vineyardsyielding an average of 1,600k/ha (1,425 lbs./acre).The vines are subjected to several passes during harvest. With each passingthe workers choose only the most mature bunches leaving the others todevelop further.The grapes are harvested into small baskets to prevent bruising.Monastrell grapes were harvested the last 2 weeks in September and theCabernet grapes were harvested the first 2 weeks in October.The famous Australian winemaker, Chris Ringland, oversees the winemakingprocess.The bunches are brought to triage tables for selection of only the healthiest,ripest grapes; followed by fermentation in open small vats that hold only 3 or 4tons per batch for 7 days. The grapes are basket pressed and fermentation isfinished in oak barrels. New French and American oak barrels are used formalolactic fermentation. The wines are aged for 26 months in new barrels. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Year Old Vines, 30% Monastrell63 Year Old Vines, hillside vineyard selection.Production: 850 cases of 4 bottles.
It's big, it's over ripe it's 15.5% alcohol. It's overpriced. Cough syrup aged in oak. Parker strikes again.
Compared favorably to El Nido El Nido 2005. Enjoyed both with dinner of prime rib. 2 of the 6 guests favored the Clio over the El Nido.
My favorite wine
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