A "really impressive", really affordable organic Spanish red

The Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell has long been one of our favorite everyday Spanish reds and the 2018 vintage might be the finest edition yet. It's full-bodied, rich, smoky, meaty, and earthy (it's monastrell, after all). The perfect wine for braised short ribs, any kind of barbecue - or just a hunk of Manchego with fig jam.

And our price is only $12.99!

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate agrees with us, saying: "This is the first vintage that is certified organic. There were some challenges, but they resulted in a fresh and balanced wine with integrated oak and a juicy and round palate. 2018 is a more difficult vintage than the 2017, yet this wine is better, juicier and seems to absorb the oak better, with just a smoky touch that reminded me somehow of a Northern Rhône. Really impressive. 93 points (!)."

And, by the way, we just received our annual allocation of Il Nido Clio, $37.99

Purchase it here: https://sunfishcellars.com/products/sunfish-2970

Click here for the perfect dish to serve with the Juan Gil: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019034-garlic-braised-short-ribs-with-red-wine

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