A "Highly Recommended" Spanish red blend

We are always looking for wines that overperform to share with you, and this is a perfect example that way over-delivers on its price.

The 2017 Juan Gil Blue Label, only $29.99 is just a fabulous wine. Not a wine for the faint of heart, it is a huge but balanced, intensely flavored but complex, memorable wine. Definitely a wine to pair with one of our fabulous ribeye steaks, grilled rare with some olive oil, fresh rosemary, and garlic.

Wine Spectator agrees with us, rating it 94 points and saying: "This brawny red shows a savory character, with loamy earth, black tea and tobacco notes framing a rich core of currant and blackberry flavors. The muscular tannins are balanced by juicy acidity. Dense, balanced, and expressive. Monastrell (Mourvedre), Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. Drink now through 2032. Highly Recommended. 94 points."

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