The national winemaking industry grows and grows. One out of every three wine bottles in Mexico are national, compared to nine years ago when it was one out of every five, according to the Mexican Winemaking Council.
Without a doubt, the wine made in Valle de Guadalupe stands out due to its exquisite flavors, aromas, and warm alcohol.
The wineries of Baja California lead the list of the 11 best Mexican red wines, and we’re sharing with you today this entire list:
11. Adobe Guadalupe Rafael
Adobe Guadalupe Rafael is aged for 13 months in a white oak French barrel. It is an aromatic and harmonious wine where the smell of plums, cinnamon, pepper, and cacao stands out.
It is ideal to pair it with a beef fillet, mature cheese, and pasta. It is elegant and balanced, and it comes from the Adobe Guadalupe winery located in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California with a price in Amazon of $1,867 pesos.
Bodegas Ícaro has as its mission “to create the best wine” and has managed to do so with this blend with 12 months of age and with an aging of up to 10 years. Visually, it has an intense red color with a crystalline and shiny appearance.
Ícaro stands out due to its intense aromas with delicate touches of rose petals and mature black cherries combined with a toasted coffee aroma.
Regarding its flavor, it distinguishes itself by its balance between sweetness, creaminess, and sourness, with intense flavors of red berries, some mature strawberries, and light bitter cacao touches at the bottom.
It is ideal to pair it with seasoned Mexican food, especially dishes with duck, deer, and several cuts of meat.
It comes from wineries in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, and has a price of $1,644 pesos.
9. Rolu Tinto
Rolu Tinto is a wine made by Luis Rodríguez, and it is one of the most complex red wines with 18 months of aging in a French oak barrel.
Visually, it is a ruby colored wine with very intense aromas. One can perceive in it blackberries, raspberry jam, plums, rose petals, tobacco essence, vanilla, truffles, and herbs.
It is a powerful wine with soft touches of dry herbs combined with sweet flavors such as vanilla and caramel.
Rolu Tinto is considered one of the top 10 Mexican wines and Catadores magazine gave it 94 points.
It is ideal to pair it with marinated meat or with adobo, and some desserts made out of red berries.
Rolu winery is located in Valle de San Vicente, Baja California, and the price of this bottle is $985 pesos.
8. Mogor Badan
Mogor Badan makes an excellent grenache blend with 12 months in a French oak barrel: a well-balanced wine with well-integrated alcohol and medium sourness.
Its appearance shows an intense and shiny ruby-colored wine, but with time becomes opaquer similar to the hues of a brick. It has deep red berry aromas, a very mature plum, licorice, and white pepper.
It distinguishes itself by its slightly bitter and sour flavor, which makes it ideal to pair with cheese, grilled red meats, and dishes made out of deer or boar.
This wine is made in Valle de Guadalupe and its market price is $1,065 pesos.
7. Casa Madero Gran Reserva Shiraz
Casa Madero is a winery that has won over 1,000 medals and it is renowned for its excellent wines and internationally famous wines. Their wine is made in Valle de Parras, Coahuila. This wine has an aging of 18 to 24 months in a French and American oak barrel, and it is then aged 6 additional months in a bottle.
Visually this wine has an intense crimson red color and an unparalleled aroma with fresh red and blackberry touches, as well as figs, cranberries, strawberries, plums, flowers, and vanilla spices. It also has rosemary, eucalyptus, dulce de leche, hibiscus, and red roses.
Its flavor is fresh, with notes of bougainvillea, plums, hibiscus, oak, cacao, and nuts.
It is ideal to pair it with red or lean meats and birds, as well as rib eye cuts, or roasted octopus and shrimps.
It has a price of $1,136 pesos in Amazon.
6. Casa Madero 3V Gran Reserva
Once more Casa Madero has a spot on this list: 3V Gran Reserva is made with an aging of 18 to 24 months in a French and American oak barrel. It is one of the best Mexican wines and has an intense crimson color.
It is a complete and very elegant wine, with aromas that recall mature fruits such as figs and plums, as well as dates, roses, cashew nuts, wood, and forests.
Regarding its flavor, it is elegant but quite potent as it has sweet flavors with lavender fragrance, vanilla, caramel, roses, carnations, oak, pepper, cinnamon, chocolate, cranberries, berries, and plums.
It is ideal to pair it with red meat, lamb, kid, duck, and hunted meat such as deer or boars.
This wine is made in Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, and has a price of $1,132 pesos.
5. Único Santo Tomás
Único is an exquisite wine made in Valle de Santo Tomás, Baja California.
This blend spends 18 months in a new French oak barrel, and has deep red berry touches, black plums, figs, cherries, tobacco, and hide, with very good sourness.
Visually it is of a color red with violet hues, and with delicious forest red and black berry aromas with cacao and vanilla touches, spices, and flowers, as well as hide, wood, and menthol.
It has a balanced and mature flavor, and it is ideal to pair it with meat cuts, rib eye, or lamb stew.
It has a market price of $1,017 pesos.
4. Gran Ricardo
One of people’s favorites belongs to Monte Xanic winery, considered a source of national pride that has been awarded in two prestigious international awards: the 2023 Challenge International Du Vin and the 2023 International Bacchus Wine Competition.
Gran Ricardo is a mixture of 4 grapes: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and petit verdot, with an aging of 18 months in a French oak barrel.
It is a crimson red wine with intense aromas of black cherry, berries, blackberries, raspberries, clove touches, black pepper, dry fruits, toasted oak, tobacco leaves, and smoked hide. Its aromatic profile is complex, elegant, and evolutionary.
Regarding its flavor, it is smooth and dry, with a lot of lively fruit, fresh sourness, and warm alcohol. The black cherry, cranberry, vanilla, pepper, oak, and smoked almond flavors stand out.
It is ideal to pair it with fine cuts such as pork belly, tomahawk, porterhouse, chops, rack of lambs, and beef or pork ribs. One can also taste it with blue cheese, ham, and loins.
This exquisite wine is made in Valle de Guadalupe and Ojos Negros, Baja California, and its price is $1929 pesos.
3. Gran Amado Nebbiolo
One of the most complex and extraordinary wines, it is made by Viñas de Garza, taking advantage of the great quality of Nebbiolo grapes in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California. Each bottle is aged for 30 months, which makes it an unparalleled wine with an aging potential of up to 10 years.
Regarding its color, it is an intense and deep red plum, with a light orange shine and a great clarity.
It stands out due to its exquisite floral and fruit aromas, with violet, berry, and prune touches, while its flavor reflects great intensity and firmness, dry taste, and sophistication.
It is ideal to pair it with dishes made of sheep, lamb, deer, meat cuts, and intense cheeses.
Its market price is $2,037 pesos.
2. Baron Balche Cero Nebbiolo
This wine from Valle de Guadalupe is made by Barón Balché and it is 100% Nebbiolo. Its complexity stands out due to its 48 months in a new French oak barrel, making it an extraordinary and elegant wine with an aging potential of up to 12 years.
Visually it has a red plum color and an intense and expressive aroma, that stands out due to its spices, vanilla, black plum, tobacco, and coffee.
Its flavor is elegant and powerful, with sparks of sweetness, lavender fragrances, caramel, roses, carnations, oak, pepper, cinnamon, chocolate, cranberries, berries, and plums. Its stay in the mouth is long and pleasant, which is why it is ideal to pair it with hunted animals, kid, and cheeses such as provolone, cheddar, and blue cheese.
Its market price is of $3299 pesos.
1. Gran Amado Blend
This is one of the best Mexican wines you can buy, and it is a combination of 4 grapes, that have been aged for 30 months in new barrels. It is a complex and intense wine.
It has a very intense red plum color with orange hues. It can be seen as clear and shiny, which shows us it is a mature wine with a great presentation.
It exudes a very open and outstanding aroma of red berries such as berries, currants, and cranberries. In addition, there are also clove touches and an end where the barrel shows its oak touches.
It is an elegant and powerful wine with sweet touches, lavender fragrances, vanilla, caramel, roses, carnations, oak, pepper, cinnamon, chocolate, cranberries, berries, and plums. Its stay in the mouth is long and pleasant, and it is ideal to pair it with red meat, lamb, kid, deer, and fresh cheeses.
It is made by Villas de Garza wineries located in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, and its price is $2,037 pesos.
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