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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Benaza Mencia 2009
Benaza Mencia 2009
(search item no. 113085)
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The red is 80% Mencía, 10% Bastardo, and 10% Arauxa (Tempranillo). The wine is fermented and raised in tank, aging for 4 months before bottling. Only 500 cases are produced annually. This is an unoaked version of Mencia and is very elegant and fresh. Drink within the next 3-5 years.
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About Benaza:

Once sold mainly for bulk production, wines from Galicia are now playing a game of catchup with other regions in Spain. With multiple single estates springing up, there are going to be many more fantastic wines coming out of this north-western area bordering Portugal. Most people are already familiar with Albariño from Rias Baix, but there are several other DO’s which are less known but ready to breakthrough: Ribiero, Ribeira Sacra, Valdeorras and of course Monterrei. Godello (aka Verdelho and Gouveio) is a grape with the widest planting in Monterrei and Valdeorras where it yields crisp white wine of good character. Alvaro Bueno is a talented winemaker producing wines from Monterrei of great quality and value!


Red Wines    Petite Sirah    North Coast    California   
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Castle Rock Lake County Petite Sirah 2009
Castle Rock Lake County Petite Sirah 2009
(search item no. 112225)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $7.97

Winemaker's Notes:

This Petite Sirah is a dark and full-bodied, deeply concentrated wine, yielding aromas of ripe berry, coffee, grain and spice. On the palate it carries layers of ripe cherry, blackberry and plum. Its finish is long-lasting and harmonious with well-integrated tannins. It makes an excellent accompaniment to beef, game, spicy grilled food or charbroiled meats.
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About Castle Rock Winery:

Since its inception in 1994, Castle Rock Winery has built an enviable reputation for producing high quality wines at affordable prices for discerning wine lovers. This winning formula is highly successful, as proven by an increasing number of customers and members of the wine press, who have given the wines glowing reviews.

Castle Rock's wines are carefully made from grapes grown in the most prestigious areas of the West Coast states - California (Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Alexander Valley), Oregon (Willamette Valley), and Washington (Columbia Valley). The company has always focused on making wines with specific appellations in order to allow the local qualities of the wine to be appreciated by connoisseurs.

The wines are made and bottled at wineries boasting state-of-the-art equipment, located in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Oregon's Willamette Valley, and Washington’s Columbia Valley. Distribution throughout all states of the United States is through a comprehensive network of fine wine distributors.



Red Wines    Petite Sirah    North Coast    California   
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Castle Rock Lake County Petite Sirah 2009
Castle Rock Lake County Petite Sirah 2009
(search item no. 112225)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $7.97

Winemaker's Notes:

This Petite Sirah is a dark and full-bodied, deeply concentrated wine, yielding aromas of ripe berry, coffee, grain and spice. On the palate it carries layers of ripe cherry, blackberry and plum. Its finish is long-lasting and harmonious with well-integrated tannins. It makes an excellent accompaniment to beef, game, spicy grilled food or charbroiled meats.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Castle Rock Winery:

About Castle Rock Winery:

Since its inception in 1994, Castle Rock Winery has built an enviable reputation for producing high quality wines at affordable prices for discerning wine lovers. This winning formula is highly successful, as proven by an increasing number of customers and members of the wine press, who have given the wines glowing reviews.

Castle Rock's wines are carefully made from grapes grown in the most prestigious areas of the West Coast states - California (Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Alexander Valley), Oregon (Willamette Valley), and Washington (Columbia Valley). The company has always focused on making wines with specific appellations in order to allow the local qualities of the wine to be appreciated by connoisseurs.

The wines are made and bottled at wineries boasting state-of-the-art equipment, located in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Oregon's Willamette Valley, and Washington’s Columbia Valley. Distribution throughout all states of the United States is through a comprehensive network of fine wine distributors.