Another nice Costco find, the Juan Gil Monastrell Silver Label from Jumilla.
We selected the Monastrell grapes for this wine from old vineyards with low yields, planted on limestone and very stony soils, that are farmed in environmentally friendly way. The results is a wine with a deep red color, abundant ripe fruit aromas and a long spicy well-balanced finish, with toasted notes provided by the French wood.
Vinas Familia Gil Family Estates
Bottled by Bodegas Juan Gil
The 2018 Juan Gil Monastrell Silver Label begins with a pleasing aroma full of dark ripe fruit with nice touches of spice and a little smoke.
It's smooth and silky in the mouth and features firm tannins, fresh and juicy dark fruit, lots of cola and licorice notes and continuing touches of spice. We found that this most recent vintage opens up faster than the 2017 but it still benefits from a good amount of air so be sure to give it some time to breathe if you want it to be at its best.
It ends dry, quite long and savory. This is a pretty solid example of Monastrell that is not only affordable but also quite tasty.
No Costco in your area? Check your local retailers for this wine.