Mad Dogs & Englishmen Cabernet Shiraz Monastrell 2005
Other Red Blends from Spain
This wine is made from a combination of the most widely planted local grape variety called Monastrell (50%); barrel aged Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Shiraz (30%). Monastrell is a sexy grape that originated in the South of France but has flourished in this region of Spain, South East of Madrid, due to the warm weather that fosters the late ripening period of this particular varietal. 2003 was hot as hell in Jumilla, the hottest on... View More
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Jumilla is an up-and-coming Spanish appellation southeast of Madrid. The vineyards and cellar are close to the regional park "El Carche" set in a beautiful natural surrounding. Jumilla is an area that produces several varieties with a specialization in Monastrell. A substantial investment in Jumilla area vineyards over the past 10 years, along with modern viticultural techniques, have made it one of the most exciting new wine making regions in Spain.
Winemaker William Long, successfully partnered... View More