The main grape variety is Mencia,with the addition of 10% white grapes, more than any other vintage, because “the white grapes achieved such perfect ripeness.” It is both generous in fruit and austere simultaneously. This wine is spicy, mineral-driven, a bit gamey, and high acid. Fine tannins are well-integrated, though I would consider decanting it for a bit. Tart red fruits such as pie cherries, juicy cranberries, and under-ripe strawberries. Pair with a grilled cheeseburger topped with young Manchego.