Winery Tasting Notes: Opaque ruby. Intense, mineral-accented cherry and cassis scents are complicated by suggestions of anise and pungent flowers. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors that deepen and spread out steadily as the wine opens up. The mineral note comes back emphatically on a long, juicy finish that features lingering florality and fine-grained tannins.
Blend: 100% Mencia
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Maturity: Drink now thru 2021
Winemaker Name: Rafael Canizares
Cases Produced: less than 2000
Accolades: 90 Points – Wine Enthusiast and Wine Advocate
Pairings: Finally, THE red wine to go with fish! Pair with Seafood Paella and Cioppino
Fun Facts: D.O. Valdeorras lies wrapped around the Sil River as it meanders through the slate mountains of the interior of Galicia, bordering D.O. Bierzo and the province of León. Valdeorras is named for the significant mining for gold that the Romans carried out there. (Val-de-Orras roughly translates to Valley-of-Gold in Latin.
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