Juan Gil Monastrell 2008
John Dvorak passed sent out this wine tip to @neoEdward who asked about a good red wine.
@neoEdward Just a good quality everyday dry red? Juan Gil’s Monastrell (silver label). Always a steal.
@neoEdward @NoAgendaEnt http://www.juangil.es/ing/juangilm12-i.htm <– at most Costcos.
From the Juan Gil website:
We selected the Monastrell grapes for this wine from 40-year old parcels in our estate vineyards. Here shallow, chalky soils on a bed of limestone and rock, combined with an arid climate, produce the low yields (1,8 ton per acre) required for wine of this complexity. After harvesting, the deep purple grapes are whole-cluster macerated “sur lie” for 25 days, and then pressed and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
– TASTING NOTES:
It has a very dark cherry colour with purple tones. In the nose it has powerful aromas of red berries, toasted and smoked notes from their aging in the oak barriques.
It has good structure with ripe and sweet tannins. In the mouth it is very long, and with a perfect balance between fruit, alcohol and the oak tones, which make it very pleasant and easy to drink.