Deep garnet red to a faded mahogany rim. Clean, full aromas of dried fruit, jams, licorice, blackberry, spice, oak, caramel, Port, cinnamon, cherry, and raspberry. Dry, medium-full body, medium acidity, medium-high tannin, flavors of coffee, cherry, spice, oak, raspberry, plum; a long smooth finish. The flavors are definitely at a peak, and I recommend finding a more recent vintage to really appreciate this wine at its best. For more wine notes and writing, visit Ryan’s blog oe•no•phile.

WHO: Bodegas El Nido
WHAT: Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Jumilla, Spain
WHEN: 2003

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Having grown up in the midwest, Ryan followed his passion for wine to Oregon's Willamette Valley. He holds the Advanced Certificate with Distinction from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Ryan is the creator and author for Northwest Whites, a site dedicated entirely to the white wines of the Pacific Northwest. You can also learn more about Ryan on his personal website. Ryan lives in Portland, OR.

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  1. Stephen Wilds

    El Nido Clio is a most beautiful wine … deep rich flavours that make your taste buds dance with delight. The aroma is beautiful, creamy caramel and very inviting. I have visited the Bodega … in Jumilla … even though it is a very private place. I was shown great hospitality and have seen the standard applied to the creation of this very special wine taking three years from grape to bottle. This wine is not “pressed” it is just allowed to settle and release the full body from the grapes. Just delightful.