Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Spain

$59.00 $52.99
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Item No. 96506
  • red wine
  • ST93
  • RP93
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

93 Points

"76% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre and 11% Bobal. Opaque purple. Brooding dark berry and kirsch aromas are complicated by cracked pepper and musky Indian spices. Pliant blackberry and cassis flavors are surprisingly energetic, with lively acidity adding spine and fine-grained tannins providing shape. The spicy note repeats on the very lively, sweet finish." Steve Tanzer's
International Wine Cellar

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Finca Sandoval is composed of 76% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre, and 11% Bobal. Purple in color, it exhibits a fragrant nose of mineral, underbrush, lavender, black cherry, and blueberry. This is followed by a dense, layered, full-bodied wine with copious spice and black fruit notes emerging on the palate. Well balanced and with enough structure to evolve for several years, it will drink well through 2021. Finca Sandoval is the estate of distinguished journalist, bon vivant, and NBA geek, Victor de la Serna. The wines are fermented with native yeasts with ML in barrel followed by 11 to 13 months in French and American oak."
93 Points

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Learn About Finca Sandoval

Victor de la Serna's idea was to start a vineyard and winemaking project from scratch, planting top-notch Syrah vines which he felt had more potential than the local large-berried Bobal. Winery is located in Manchuela, Casa Blanca region, province of Cuenca, 140 miles southeast of Madrid. Grapes are sourced from two vineyards with a total of 26 acres planted by Mr. de la Serna....

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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