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Bending Branch Winery

2018 Mencía, Alta Mesa

2018 Mencía, Alta Mesa

This is our second harvest of Mencía from Silvaspoons Vineyards. Winemakers Greg Stokes and Deborah Elissagaray make this wine in the same style that they make Pinot Noir wines.

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SKU: URS-MEN-AM-18-750
Wine Specs
Alta Mesa
Vineyard Designation
Silvaspoons Vineyards
Harvest Date
September 15, 2018
18 months in neutral oak
Open top, small lots
Bottling Date
June 2020
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Raspberry, blackberry, black cherry cola, peppery baking spices
89 Points – 2022 Wine Enthusiast; Gold – 2021 El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition; Silver – 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Silver – 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Silver/91 points – 2022 California State Fair Wine Competition
Vineyard Notes
Silvaspoons Vineyards
Food Pairing Notes
Corned beef, beef and veggie fajitas, chorizo queso fundido
Other Notes
The foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains embrace about 200 small wineries and more than 6,000 acres of vines. Ursa is near Placerville, California.

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