Break out the castanets because Spain is next on the list of wines.
Juan Gil Blue Label comes from the Jumila region of Spain. The soil there is mostly limestone and the climate is very dry which makes their wines more concentrated in flavor. The grapes used in this wine are Monastrell, Cabernet and Syrah. When poured, Juan Gil is purplish/black in color. The aromas and flavors are packed with vanilla, blackberry and balsamic. It was nicely balanced and the finish was very smooth like the moves of a flamenco dancer. Ole!
We enjoyed this with some baked goat cheese and sundried tomato on crostinis.
Rating: 4 out of 5
The Infinito is also from the Jumila region of Spain. This wine is 75% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet and 5% Petit Verdot. This wine is a dark cherry color with purple edges. The flavors of dark fruits, licorice, tobacco and spice round this wine out nicely. This one was my husband’s favorite. He went out to Costco to buy another bottle the next day! I’ll willingly assist on the endeavor of drinking this bottle with him. Plus, it gives me a chance to try this wine on its own since it was the last one I had tasted that night.
Rating 3.8 out of 5
Thank you Senora and Zorro for the fantastico vinos!
Cheers my dears and happy drinking this festive weekend!