Overview of the Wine
Similar to a good garage band, the stark surroundings of an unassuming building which to this day serves as Madera 5’s winery, provided the motivation and inspiration to create one of Mexico’s most iconic brands. The five partners of Madera 5 started their journey making wine in a garage at Aragón 126 back in 2007, and the name “Madera 5” came after an inside joke involving a good golf story and a 5 wood.
Unpretentious, just like the five amigos, is the best way to describe the style of their award winning wines. Under the guidance of partner & winemaker, Victor Segura (Las Nubes), their affordably priced wines are highly sought after throughout Mexico. Not surprisingly, they have quickly caught on with consumers in the U.S. and their Tempranillo Cabernet is amongst La Competencia’s best-selling red wines.
One thing that makes Madera 5 unique from its peers in Valle de Guadalupe is that 100% of their production is derived from grapes sourced from vineyards located south of Ensenada in Valle de San Vicente.
OWNERS: Cinco Bien Amigos - Victor, Micky, Minu, Tata y Mauricio
WINEMAKER: Victor Segura
CASE PRODUCTION: 4,200
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec,
Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, México
Review by Ian Blackburn - 94 Points
That nose…have you ever been content with just smelling a wine and not drinking it?
Sense of place: Baja, sun-drenched but more Mediterranean than California. The nose of fruit and earth, spice and herbs. Red fruits, more than blue. Brown and red soils more than sand and limestone.There is a fine line between flaw and artisan winemaking, and this wine finds that line and throttles it. This is one of the most pleasurable wines I have found all year. The Cabernet shows some pyrazine in all the right places, the Sangiovese plays on fruit and structure, and the Petit Verdot comes in on bass with Tempranillo playing piano. The melody that is created is artistic, exotic, and sings to me personally. This is not only an amazing value, I secretly purchased a bunch of this for personal indulgence and to WOW my friends - this is an exciting bottle of wine. This is not about power, but there is plenty there to please. This isn’t about perfection, as it is wild and daring, but it is a great wine that checks all the right boxes. Oak use is restrained, leaving the finish dry with good acid and balance. 94 points depending on which day of the week... but love this wine even more on day two.
Product size: 750ml
Victor Segura, Partner and Winemaker