The Baron of Bierzo, The Maestro of Mencia

Posted on: November 28th, 2005 by

Well, I drank another stunning wine from Bierzo, the grape being Mencia.

2003 Decendientes de J. Palacios Petalos del Bierzo

Stunning. Bierzo is in the upper left-hand corner of Spain, practically right above Portugal. The vineyards are usually fairly high-altitude, so these wines aren’t all roasty and pruney like other Spanish reds from the south. I paid about 17 bucks for it and it was worth every penny. These wines are great, just elegant and delicious.

So I’m going to start looking for a job in Bierzo. Maybe I can work for Dominio de Tares; it looks like they have sweet digs:

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  1. I just bought my first Granache the other day and I’m excited to open it.

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