Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mano a Mano, 2006

Mano a Mano, 2006

Mano a Mano is 100% Tempranillo from the La Mancha region of Spain. This is another fine wine from the Jorge Ordonez Selection that is imported by Elliot Bay Distributing of Seattle. The grapes are hand picked from vineyards located at an elevation of about 2000 ft. and the wine is aged in French oak for 6 months. This wine is another example of the amazing values coming from Spain. The color is a lovely dark purple that is almost opaque. On the nose is the aromas of blackberry and black cherry with some tobacco and coffee. This is a big wine that delivers a broad mouthfeel of black fruit, licorice and dark chocolate. There is a gentle acidity cloaked with fine grained tannins that keep this wine well balanced. The finish is long and chewy. This wine can be found for under $10 in the greater Seattle area. If you want to enjoy a “big” Tempranillo at a “small” price, search out some Mano a Mano.

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