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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2007
Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2007
(search item no. 105539)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Suave, finely focused aromas of dark berries, Asian spices, anise and smoky minerals, with a sexy mocha undertone. Juicy and nicely balanced, with sweet blackberry and blueberry flavors, gentle spiciness and tangy minerality. The mineral quality helps to extend the sweet, sappy finish.
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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. Soils have a dominant clay-limestone component and belong to four different types: sandy-clay (very shallow and very poor), silty-clay soil, deep claylimestone and clay-dominated clay limestone soil. The climate is very harsh continental.