Clio, Jumilla
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Clio, Jumilla - 2020

Item # 19313 750mL
$48.99/ Single Bottle
$293.94 $264.55/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

This full-bodied red wine comes from the southeastern Spanish region of Jumilla. Because of the dry heat in this area, the grapes are concentrated and ripe, creating a wine that is dense and rich. Flavors of black fruit, licorice, and spice burst from the glass. Marries well with a thick, juicy steak.


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Staff Pick Notes

Monastrell is a red wine grape you may have heard of without knowing it. It goes by the name Mourvedre in France. While in the Rhône Valley it is commonly used as a blending grape to add body, tannin, and color,but in Spain it's a much, much different story. Clio shows how complex and powerful this grape variety can be. This wine is an absolute monster, a heavyweight boxer in wine. Coming from the warm climate of southeastern Spain, the grapes get the chance to fully ripen and produce hyper-concentrated dark fruit notes, alongside notes of baking spices and anise. On the nose is a very robust aromatic profile of blackberries, bing cherries, and some tobacco. This wine NEEDS a hunk of red meat eaten as bloody as you can handle. If you have the patience (which I rarely do) decant this wine for two hours. Thank me later.

- AA

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