Juan Gil Jumilia 2007
Lovely friendly monastrell, a fantastic bargain at $10 from our local Costco. I got a blast of pepper at the first sip. I've been avoiding anything labeled "jammy" lately, but this would please anyone who likes a youthful, grapey, New World-style Provençal red-- with some residual Old World character. Wow, just got hit by the black pepper again... nice. I'm enjoying it with a lovely Dutch goat Gouda, also from Costco (long may Costco reign!).Add winemaker's notes
Lovely friendly monastrell, a fantastic bargain at $10 from our local Costco. I got a blast of pepper at the first sip. I've been avoiding anything labeled "jammy" lately, but this would please anyone who likes a youthful, grapey, New World-style Provençal red-- with some residual Old World character. Wow, just got hit by the black pepper again... nice. I'm enjoying it with a lovely Dutch goat Gouda, also from Costco (long may Costco reign!).
Delightfully drinkable with floral aroma, earthy accents. Mild spices with hints of leather, wild berries. Excellent with spiced meats, cheese, light pasta dishes and in warm weather.
Unlike most mourvedre I've tasted this wine is fairly full-bodied in its mid-palate and finish (a plus) but its fruit is so pronounced it needs 45 minutes to breathe and reveal more complex fruit, forest floor, etc. Wine increasingly impressed me as it developed over an hour; I will buy this vintage again. Popping the cork revealed a somewhat tight nose with a hint of smoke and white pepper and big berry fruit notes. As the wine breathed an hour, cherry and forest floor aromas emerged. Initially tasted of big, ripe fruit with almost a syrup texture but developed better balance over time as the fruit smoothed out and cherry flavors joined the berries. Body is medium-heavy, texture mid-palate is a bit silky like a merlot, but with slightly dusty tannins and not very obvious acid (a surprise). Has a noticeable finish that lasts about 5 seconds; best analogy would be like drying cherries and blueberries outside for days on an old oak plank, then scraping them off and eating them. This big wine would be a challenge to pair with food, try perhaps strong cheeses, a strong slightly-sweet berry-yogurt fruit salad, roast game, or say herb chicken in a balsamic grape sauce.
Very intense notes, but nice in general. I think I liked the 2006 a bit more. Cherry, licorice, mineral and tobacco notes. Medium bodied wine. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 1/23/10
Ridiculous QPR. Jammy goodness with just the right amount of oak to help the depth. Load of berry and a lingering finish I would normally expect more on a good Cali cab.
Quality wine at a good price ($12.49). Monastrell grape from Spain. I agree with others that the wine improves with breathing for about an hour. Dark red, almost purple color with aromas of berries and smoke. Well-balanced with fruit, pepper and surprisingly mild tannins. Smooth, lush, with a nice long finish.
Plum jam nose and palate, fruity but not too sweet or acidic, with sturdy body and nice tannic finish.
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