Sunday, May 1, 2011

Finca Luzon Verde Jumilla, Vintage 2008

Much like the Juan Gil that I love so much, this was a great Spanish Red from Jumilla made of 100% Monastrell. 

Verdict: If you can't find the Juan Gil, then go for this one. The nose on this bottle is very sweet and jammy (lots of dark cherries and currants), with some smoky notes that hint to an earthy base. The palate is a "fruit bomb" (to quote Chris), with some coffee undertones and a bit of anise (I think sometimes I taste anise in things because I like it so much, though...). I think it was a little more on the sweet side than I wanted out of this wine, but it was only slightly off-balance.

I think this would pair best with something on the spicy side -- as usual, I recommend barbecue, but maybe some chicken wings would be good(I'm going to get half-priced wings at Hard Times Cafe in Rockville in about 15 minutes, so I definitely have wings on my mind...)? I believe we didn't consume much "comida" with this bottle, but good conversation can line your stomach sometimes, right?

Wine: Finca Luzon Verde Jumilla, Vintage 2008
Price: $11
Purchased: The Wine Source, Baltimore MD