Los Cerezales' (trans. ‘The Cherries') is 100% Mencia from a single, 75 year-old vineyard planted at 750 meters above sea level (that's 2,460 feet for those keeping score at home). Grapes were hand-harvested and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. After alcoholic fermentation, half of the wine underwent malo in tank while the other half underwent malo in new French oak. After malo, all of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 11 months prior to bottling.
"The 2008 Cerezales (the first release from this producer) is 100% Mencia sourced from a single 75-year-old vineyard and aged for 11 months in French oak. Purple-colored, it exhibits an alluring nose of cedar, tobacco, fresh herbs, mineral, violets, and black cherry. On the palate it is loaded with fruit and spice combined with excellent depth and length. It will evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now through 2018.
The Wine Advocate
"Vivid red. Lively aromas of raspberry and fresh flowers, with a bright mineral quality adding energy. Pliant, gently sweet red berry and cherry flavors provide very good palate coverage and seamless texture. Many wines made from mencia show an herbal quality but not this one. The finish is sweet, smooth and long.
International Wine Cellar