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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Finca Sandoval Salia Manchuela 2008
Finca Sandoval Salia Manchuela 2008
(search item no. 110633)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

50% Syrah, 38% Garnacha Tintorera, 12% Garnacha Tinto
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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.