There are 66 wine producing countries in the world and just about all of them offer worthy wines to taste.
Two nights ago I had a meeting at a restaurant and, while waiting for my contact, I noticed a friend at the bar. He was drinking a glass of wine and I asked him what it is he was enjoying. He told me he only drinks California Cabernet Sauvignons from the Napa Valley and sometimes Sonoma. This struck me as peculiar given that 350 different grape varieties are grown commercially throughout the world. What about the interesting Pinotage from South Africa, the deep Malbec from Argentina and the potent Tanat from Uruguay to name but very few other varieties to consider?
My recommendation for the week is the 2010 Spanish red from Jumilla called Juan Gil.
It has a serious 15.5% alcohol level without the burn and is made of 60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. Aged for 18 months in new French and American barrels it is full bodied, complex with a long feel in mouth. The price is around $17.oo and worth, in my opinion, about $25-$27. Enjoy.
Cheers - Jerry