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2004 Finca Sandoval Manchuela

Syrah Blend

  • Spain
  • Castilla-La Mancha
  • Manchuela
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Community Tasting Notes 110

  • grafstrb wrote:

    October 21, 2019 - -- decanted immediately before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over a couple hours --
    -- 83% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre, 8% Bobal --

    NOSE: cigar wrapper up front, with a brooding black cherry Twizzler note laying underneath; smells "big" and, generally, dark-fruited.

    BODY: medium-full bodied; dark violet color of great depth; cork stained dark purple.

    TASTE: tannic; cigar wrapper; oaky; medium-low to medium acidity; ripe, big, but not ridiculous-big; somewhat tertiary --- some pleasant wood-aged tawniness to it; a bit of heat (labelled at 14% alc.); paired very well with steak and caramelized onions; drink now and over the next handful of years --- I highly doubt 10+ additional years is a good idea. Gut impression score: 90.

  • edjBoca Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 4, 2018 - Good balance and beautiful! Should drink well for another couple of years. Enjoy.

  • thalver wrote:

    October 20, 2017 - This has certainly held up, though I'm not sure if it's any better than a few years back. It has developed a good bit of bottle boquet...the expressive nose was the most alluring part of the wine. Relatively big on the palate despite the years, the tannins are still there in the background, but largely resolved. enough structure to make if pleasant. Somewhat savory, but it seems to have more of a warm than cold climate flavor profile. 90-91 ish

  • bonedoc wrote: 89 points

    April 24, 2017 - Pretty aromatics, great attack... then mid palate drops off quickly and finishes little fruit and some bitter tannins.

  • smahk wrote: 89 points

    February 16, 2017 - Color: bright ruby
    Nose: earth, plum
    Taste: musty plum, mushroom, anise, pencil lead
    This is simple, but very enjoyable. A bit of a finish that evaporates quickly. No real tannins but I think this has a few years left.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2006, IWC Issue #128 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/31/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Finca Sandoval Manchuela) Group's #2 (my #4) – 21 pts.; 2, 2, 1, 0 – dark red violet color; herbal, floral, berries and red fruit nose; major pepper, talicherry, smoky palate; medium finish 90+ pts. (83% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre, 8% Bobal)

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Joanne from Rocket Boom Comes to Hang Out and Tast, Episode #388, 1/17/2008 (link) 91+ points

    (Finca Sandoval) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-extremely hedonistic; syrup; dark berries (blackberry, boysenberry & blueberry); TASTE-heavy on black licorice; backberry fruit; alcoholic; big long finish; tannins; good ageability; RP-93; GV-91+

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Finca Sandoval
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla-La Mancha
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Manchuela
  • UPC Codes 8437003900051, 8437003900105, 8437003900242, 8437003900310, 8437003900396

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 312 (29%)
  • Consumed 752 (71%)

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Community Recommendations

CT taster says pair w heavily peppered steak.

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