About this wine
- From Northwest Spain, a killer regional wine value <$20
- 50% Whole Cluster gives the wine more body and nuance
- 8 months in American oak
- Consistent 90+ ratings year after year
- Great wine to consider for holiday meals with cranberries
Thick, tannic and delicious, with a slight acidic note, which, as well as lively and vivacious which predicts a long shelf life. Raspberry and strawberry dominate over the American oak induced vanilla. An intense, clean and direct wine, which opens from the onset in anticipation of the varietals full potential: primary aromas are accompanied by wood in the form of vanilla but not as the leading component.
Pair with Beef burgers with blue cheese, barbecued beef with dry marinade, braised lamb shoulder with red-wine sauce and beets, duck Salad with strawberries, filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, Mexican-style chicken, rib-eye steak with parmesan and salad, tortillas with steak and grilled vegetable and soups.
Brimming with sour-cherry, cranberry and floral aromas on the nose, this is a vibrant and racy mencía with polished tannins and acidity and a long, star-bright mineral finish. Drink or hold. ~93pts, JS
The straightforward red 2015 Casar is pure Mencía that is fruit driven and with the creaminess of some time in oak containers of different sizes. The palate was medium-bodied with some fine-grained, slightly dusty tannins and pleasant flavors. One for the table. 33,345 bottles produced. ~ 90pts, WA
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