La Mancha, Castilla La Mancha


Vino Naranja Garnacha Malvar 2019

A med/med+ ruby-purple core. The nose is filled with mixed red to dark red fruits of cherry, blackberry, and currants. Subtle notes of spice come from the 70% stem inclusion and the syrah fruit. The highlight of the bouquet are these lifted and very aromatic floral tones that bring to mind violets and lilac florals, it adds an elegance and extra boost of complexity and draws the nose back a lot to get another whiff. On the palate, the wine is fresh, with excellent depth and length of flavors that sails into a sneaky, long, persistent and fresh finish. The acidity is more med+ than med, as are the fine, youthfully perceptible tannin. The body also feels perfectly in-between medium and med+. Delicious, complex, and a long, pretty finish, whats not to like? 92 now with potential up to 93 with a little more bottle age! — 6 days ago

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Finca Sandoval

Salia Manchuela 2013

Spanish wine. Long tasting. A bit hard and fell black fruits and a kind of pepper — 15 days ago

Venta La Vega

#2 Ternario Garnacha Tintorera

#2 Bigger, more intense than the #1 silky unctuous fruit and a richer denser finish. — 25 days ago


La Mancha Orange Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc

First orange wine I’ve ever loved. It tastes like wine with all the delicious notes I love - apricot, peach shines, orange peel, tangerine to taste. Peach and gravel on the nose. — 10 days ago

Bodegas y Vinedos Ponce

El Reto Manchuela Albilla 2020

First time with this varietal from Manchuela. Has a slight grey lemon tint that reminds me of some Alsatian Pinot Blancs, with a thicker mouthfeel like them. Lemon curd, Meyer lemons & I dare say a Burgundian feel, if not rather course. Drank in two halves, with plenty of air second time, which really benefited it. Very enjoyable, & for 17-19$, it’s a goddamn bargain — a month ago

Andrew, Bob and 6 others liked this

Venta La Vega

#1 Ternario Garnacha Tintorera

#1 Classic black cherry fruit with vibrancy and freshness. Racy acidity and tons of licorice and spice. Fantastic stuff! — 25 days ago

Bodegas Atalaya

La Atalaya del Camino Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Blend 2020

Dry and tannic, restrained fruits yet bold. 15% abv. — 5 days ago

Dominio de Punctum

20000 Leguas Amber Skin Contact Chardonnay

Scrumptious and such a beautiful color. Hazelnut and crisp green apple on the nose. You almost know you're going to get a hint of tart when you taste it/you look forward to it. Acidity and slight tart flavor compliment each other. Lovely green apple taste. — 25 days ago

Bodegas Fontana

Mesta Rosé Tempranillo

Fruity light great for summer — 20 days ago