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Ribeira Sacra, Ora et Labora - 2014

Item # 33144 750mL
$23.96 $20.37 / Single Bottle
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$143.76 $122.22/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

The Mencía grape makes a charming wine that's little-known but incredibly addictive. Full of chappy, smoky, black currants, cherries, and flowers. Energetic and giving on the palate with a nuance of minerals that makes this a versatile red wine that works with a rich fish stew or hard, aged cheeses.


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