Raúl Pérez Bierzo Mencia “Gus” $15

Chicken Beef

Rich blackberries and peppers with juuust enough tannins.

Blackberry, charred cherries, anise, aloe, and rosemary on the nose. A rich and pleasant palate of blackberries, spice, pepper, and persisting licorice. Some tannins hold it together. Clay and sandy soils give lush fruit and texture, 650 m elevation (2,000 ft) gives balanced fruit.

From Valtuille, a town known for producing powerful, rich Mencias. Winemaker Raúl Pérez is known for his finesse in the cellar.


  • Region: Spain / Castilla y Leon / Bierzo
Raúl Pérez Bierzo Mencia “Gus”