I realize that I am lacking in knowledge and enjoyment of Spanish wines. In order to remedy this I decided to try a recommendation from one of the staff at my local wine shop. It was a Jumilla, pronounced ‘Hoo-MEE-yah’. Jumilla is an exciting new wine making area of Spain, Southeast of Madrid. Jumilla is made from Monstrell, Cab Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 10 months.The bottle I tried was Casa de la Ermita 2002. This wine was wonderful. Deep cherry red; you smell a little oak, little sweetness and a hint of smoke. This is a wine meant to drink with food and would go very well with meats. It was a bargain at $11.99. I will definately be sampling more wines from this overlooked area.