The Gils Are Alive!


Bodegas Juan Gil

The origins of Bodegas Juan Gil date from 1916 when Juan Gil Gimènez, great grandfather of the present generation, began getting involved in the world of wines and built a winery in the heart of Jumilla, Spain. His son, Juan Gil Guerrero, dedicated his entire life to the wine business, however, it was the third generation who really consolidated the winery. Juan Gil Gonzalez, together with his brother Paco, the founder’s grandsons, forged an image of quality, reliability and efficiency. The present Gil generation continually strive to maintain and improve the Juan Gil standard, which is evident through the remarkable wines they produce.

Red Blend For American Market

The first vintage of this old vines red blend made just for the American Market with all estate fruit. This wine is 45%Cabernet Sauvignon, 45%Monastrell, and 10% Syrah. The extremely old vineyards sit 2,100 feet above sea level. They are hand-pruned, dry-farmed, and require no herbicides or pesticides. The grapes are all hand-picked, fermented, and then aged for one year in French and American oak barrels. They use all sustainable practices in their winemaking. Let’s Taste!!

Tasting notes and review

A deep, dark purple in the glass. At 15% ABV the wine is voluptuous in body style with aromas and flavors of very ripe black and red fruits restrained with Dark cocoa, herbs and exotic spices coming from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is not a fruit bomb. It shows off solid winemaking techniques and just the right amount of oak. I score it 92 out of 100. It provides a great value as do all the wines of Bodegas Juan Gil Grab this or the 100% Monastrell for $14.99 Salud!!

Grape-fully yours,

Larry

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