Juan Gill Continues to Impress

Juan Gill

Juan Gill – Monastrell

2013 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell – Costco $11.99

We have been tasting the delightful Juan Gill red wine since the 2008 vintage. It is a wonderful and dependable red wine from the wine region in Spain known as Denominación de Origen or D.O., Jumilla. The Bodegas Juan Gill red is 100% Monastrell, also known as Mourvedre in most parts of the wine world. The Juan Gil Monastrell grape comes from estate old vines grown in a chalky and rocky limestone soil. The Monastrell was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. The Juan Gill is also available at The Wine Club for $13.89 and Wine.Com for $14.99. According to Wine-Search.com, the average price for the Juan Gil is $16.

2013 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell Tasting Notes – 89 Points

  • Beautiful red fruit aromas
  • Moderate body with lots of character
  • Loaded with pepper spice
  • Easy drinking and fun
  • Finish is moderate

Food pairing with the 2013 Bodegas Juan Gil

More about Bodegas Juan Gil

The winery was established in 1916 by Juan Gil Jiménez. Today, the fourth generation is using the latest in modern winemaking techniques, but is still keeping alive the tradition of its founder to make the best wine possible. The vines are situated at an elevation of 2300 feet. The summers are very hot and dry. Night time temperatures drop dramatically.

Bodegas Juan Gil

Bodegas Juan Gil in Jumilla

Other Spanish red wines

Labor Day wine sales – be on the alert

A big holiday weekend means big holiday wine sales at various supermarkets and wine shops. We spotted this one at Whole Foods Stores. Granted, Whole Foods is upscale and their wine prices are higher than most other supermarkets like Safeway, etc. 30% of the regular price just might be a very good deal. You must buy a case, as you can see from the Whole Foods Wine Ad.


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