2016 This Monastrell hails from Bodegas Juan Gil of Jumilla in southeastern Spain. Monastrell vines fare well in Jumilla’s arid, hot climate, and the grape is the pride of the region. Bodegas Juan Gil farms several grape varieties, but crafting Monastrell that is expressive of Jumilla is their first love. The Honoro Vera is deeply colored with aromas of sweet herbs and spices, and the lush palate is bursting with ripe raspberries, blackberries, and cherries. Backing all of these aromas and flavors are firm tannins; which makes the wine a great match for braised lamb and pork dishes, as well as a plate of figs and aged cheeses.