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2007 Bodegas Adria Spanish Red "Pazo de Arribi Mencia"

Adria 2007 Pazo de Arribi

Winery: Bodegas Adria

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pazo de Arribi Mencia"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Mencia

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bierzo

State or country: Spain

Price: $16

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: September 5, 2009

Wine Review: This opaque light ruby colored wine opens with a pleasant mild black raspberry bouquet with a hint of must. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. Its flavors consist of mild plum with notes of dark chocolate and black currant. The finish is rather dry and its finish lingers nicely. If you have never tried Mencia before, this would be a Very Good starting point and introduction. It would also be a perfect pairing with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: 100% Mencía in a ripe and juicy style, aged three months in a mixture of used French and American oak. Minerality remains as an undertone to the silky, chocolatey fruit. Intended to appeal, from a grape designed by nature for today’s wine consumer.

Organic status: not organic

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