Cuatro Pasos Bierzo
Sam: "Inky, dense, and youthful purple hue, with so much concentration to the color you could practically slice it with a butter knife. Aromatically, it's medium in intensity. Yeasty purple and black fruit dominate. There are violets, cassis, black cherries, and a hint of smoke... like hot asphalt fronts shortly after you haul ass in your muscle car. On the palate the wine shows off its modern, sleek curves and styles. More of the same fruit with chewy tannins, more smoke, and a bit of sage spice. Clearly poised to delight the modern, New World-style wine drinker, this Mencia delivers a profile like the love child of Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. Yeah, it's that kind of party."