Verdes Matas Mencia 2009

Mencia is the grape, it’s from the Ribera Sacra region of Spain.  One of the many inexpensive spanish wines we have here at the shop.  I just popped it open to find out what’s in the bottle… and yum, a toasty nose, maybe burnt toast, but in a good way, dark fruit flavors up front, bold but not big, very clean, apparently some folks believed it was an ancient clone of Cabernet Franc, until DNA sampling proved the theory wrong. (thanks Wikipedia!)  I can certainly vouch for the resemblance.

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