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Juan Gil Jumilia 2007

Member Review by courgette:

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!).

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Region: Spain » Jumilla

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  • 2007

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Color: Red
Varietal: Mourvèdre
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Bodegas Juan Gil:
Juan Gil winery is located in the heart of the vineyard, in the north hillside De Cerezo which belongs to the property. This mountain, which is covered in trees, shelters the back of the installations, the rest is surrounded by vineyards. In this shady place, the cellar is protected from the heat of the area. The uneven land is also adapted to the needs in order to prevent damaging the good qua... Read more
Juan Gil winery is located in the heart of the vineyard, in the north hillside De Cerezo which belongs to the property. This mountain, which is covered in trees, shelters the back of the installations, the rest is surrounded by vineyards. In this shady place, the cellar is protected from the heat of the area. The uneven land is also adapted to the needs in order to prevent damaging the good quality of the grapes. The installations are designed by the winery staff, trying to combine the most modern technologies with the traditional and familiar winemaking processes. They are provided with authomatic systems which can obtain all the information to have traceability of the whole bottling process -not only elaboration but also internal changes- from the vineyards to the customers. The processing capacity of the winery is three and a half million kg of grapes. All the buldings are air-conditioned. The aging cellar has a capacity of 3000 oak casks. The laboratory equipment is ready to carry out all the necessary quality controls to guarantee the consumers`health. Read less

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Snooth User: courgette
124481148
4.00 5
12/20/2009

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!).


Snooth User: malbecjack
32841189
4.50 5
12/27/2009

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.


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
4.00 5
03/08/2010

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
01/23/2010

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


Snooth User: jasonkauf
32776948
4.00 5
01/12/2010

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.


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
354247747
4.00 5
04/07/2010

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.


Snooth User: Val13
114220610
4.00 5
06/02/2010

Plum jam nose and palate, fruity but not too sweet or acidic, with sturdy body and nice tannic finish.


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External Reviews for Juan Gil Jumilia

External Review
12/05/2009

Made of 100% Monastrell (a.k.a. Mourvèdre) in the Jumilla region of Spain, the fruit for this wine comes from old vines grown in chalky limestone. This purple-colored wine offers superb aromatics of wood smoke, damp earth, violets, and blueberry pie



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