93 Point Spanish Red – Under $15!

2011 A Portella Mencia”Amazing…opulently styled…fabulous

intensity…superb ripeness…intensity

and richness…stunning effort.”

Robert Parker


~ 93 points ~


Hello Everyone!

Many of you may remember late last Summer when we featured the 2011 A Portella Mencia, a fabulous red wine from Northern Spain.  It sold-out very quickly, but I’m excited to announce we will be receiving another shipment tomorrow afternoon!

Prices start at $16.99 per bottle, and solid case orders receive a 15% discount, bringing the bottle price to $14.44!

About the A Portella Mencia:

Mencia is a red grape native to Galicia, a wine producing region in Northwest Spain. It grows most commonly in the high elevation, granite soils of appelations like Bierzo and Valdeorras. Just under a decade ago, the grape gained the attention of sommeliers, wine critics and small retailers thanks to a small group of progressive importers.

A Portela Mencia is produced through a partnership between Patrick Mata of Olé imports and the Sharon family of Vadeorras. The family possess the largest holdings of vineyard land in the appellation and A Portela is made with the best twenty percent of fruit from the vineyards. It is unoaked and medium bodied so it’s a wonderful opportunity to explore the character of the grape, which in this bottling offers black pepper spice and floral aromas as well.


2011 A Portella Mencia

Valdeorras, Spain

93 Points – Robert Parker

1-5 Bottles –  $16.99


6-11 Bottles – $15.29 (10% Off)


12+ Bottles – $14.44 (15% Off) 


This wine is available today!


Please send a reply to nick@highlandfinewine if you’d like us to save any for you!

Robert Parker – 93 Points! “The 2011 A Portela is an amazing, unoaked, naturally made 100% Mencia. Opulently styled with copious notes of blueberry liqueur, crushed rocks, spring flowers and a hint of camphor, it exhibits fabulous intensity, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, superb ripeness and an ethereal lightness in spite of its intensity and richness. This stunning effort should be drunk over the next 5-10 years.”


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