Mustiguillo Mestis 2008

Red Blends from Spain

Price: $17.99 $14.39
Save $3.60 (20%)
Item No. 104612
  • RP90
  • W&S90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Mustiguillo is unique in its quest to "rescue"the indigenous Bobal variety, a grape known primarily for rose production, but when handled carefully, can produce reds of remarkable quality – such as those from Bodegas Mustiguillo.

Critical Acclaim

"The entry level 2008 Mestis is composed of 50% Bobal with the balance Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. It was naturally fermented and aged for 10 months in French oak. Purple colored with an exotic aromatic array of underbrush, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry, on the palate spice notes and layered black fruits emerge. Smooth-textured, savory, and well-balanced, it may well evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 5 years.

Bodegas Mustiguillo is located in the Valencia region where owner/winemaker Toni Sarrion has championed the renaissance of the Bobal grape. "
90 Points

"This wine's radiant red fruit and vibrant acidity completely hide its weight and heat. Based on bobal with tempranillo, syrah, cabernet and merlot, the blend shows tension in its ripeness and power. Decant it for lamb chops. "
90 Points

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(7/6/2010)
This was a surprise and delight experience -- loved this wine. We've had our fair share of Riojas in the past, and this one is quite stellar.
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Learn About Mustiguillo

A relatively new winery, Mustiguillo was created to give a place and prominence to the unheralded varietal Bobal. The owners believe strongly that this grape, when cropped low and harvested later, can produce wines that rival some of the greatest wines of Northern Spain. As such, many of the old vines of the property have been kept (some as old as 90 years old) and new vines of...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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