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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.
Aged for 10 months in a combination of American and French Oak; 20% New. Best enjoyed within 4-7 years of bottling
Production is 1,190 cases.
Victor Segura, Partner and Winemaker
Grape / Blend
60% Tempranillo and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja, México
Blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. A welcome balance of red & black fruits. In particular, the Tempranillo brings forth a bit of spice and leather.
92 Points - Ian Blackburn
Madera 5 is the type of winery that “hooks” clients with its generous appeal and bold exuberance. Bigger, richer, bolder and more vocal; this wine is unleashed with full throttle joy and needs exclamation marks. Cassis, Euculyptis (Cabernet) combined with Salty, Spicey Temprenillo blended with both notes extremely present. More old school Baja styling with a touch of cowboy spirit. Color 14/15, Aroma 22.5/25 (Vocal and Macho), Body 22.5/25 (chewy, racy and rich), Overall Impression 33/35 (explosive and dynamic) = 92 points.
Product size: 750ml