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Wines from Ribeira Sacra

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Finca Millara 2007 Mencía (Ribeira Sacra)

  1. $43
Floral and classy, with field herbs and pretty berry aromas. Fresh, juicy and forward in the mouth, with black fruit flavors led by dark plum. Finishes with complexity, tobacco and vanilla flavors. A stout, competent Mencía from a region worth paying attention to.  — M.S.  (10/1/2011)
89
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Peza do Rei 2009 White (Ribeira Sacra)

  1. $19
Clean, minerally and smooth, with nothing more than crispness and apple to the nose. The palate is easygoing, while the flavors of peach, pear and apple are boosted by minerality and good acidity. A highly likable, drinkable wine that shows that Galician quality extends beyond Albariño and Rías Baixas. Made from 70% Godello with Treixadura and Albariño. Drink now.  — M.S.  (7/1/2011)
88
points

Ponte da Boga 2011 Blanco de Blancos White (Ribeira Sacra)

  1. $30
This crystalline Galician blend is composed of 95% Godello and Albariño, and it gets going with mellow apple, peach and other white-fruit aromas. The palate has a tangy, citrusy outlook with corresponding flavors of lime, orange and tangerine. Things turn pithy and more chunky on the finish.  — M.S.  (5/1/2013)
88
points

Abadía da Cova 2008 Barrica Mencía (Ribeira Sacra)

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  1. $25
Smoky, rubbery and suggestive of bacon and toast on the nose. The palate is more crisp and snappy, with juicy flavors of red currant, cherry and spice. Acidity throughout yields a lemony finish, but it’s also chiseled and tight, which should please traditionalists who like their acidic bite.  — M.S.  (7/1/2011)
87
points

Peza do Rei 2009 Mencía (Ribeira Sacra)

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  1. $19
The riary aromas have a floral accent as well as a leathery side. It feels bouncy and composed, with a good mouthfeel and solid flavors of spiced raspberry and red plum. Oaky but vibrant on the finish.  — M.S.  (11/1/2012)
87
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Peza do Rei 2007 Barrica Mencía (Ribeira Sacra)

  1. $37
Starts out a bit soupy and thick, with earthy mulch and heavy berry aromas. Medium in body but with smacking tannins and snappy flavors of plum and raspberry. Quite "red" in terms of flavors, with fresh tomato notes. Finishes oaky, with a hint of chocolate.  — M.S.  (10/1/2011)
87
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Abadía da Cova 2007 Albariño (Ribeira Sacra)

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  1. $16
Interesting blanco from the inland Galician region of Ribeira Sacra. It’s Albariño with 15% Godello, and it’s ready to drink now. Aromas of pulpy peach and pineapple are nice, while the apple and lime flavors are fairly gentle and flush. Finishes with adequate freshness for an ’07, making it a no-qualms type of white wine.  — M.S.  (8/1/2009)
86
points

Abadía da Cova 2009 Albariño (Ribeira Sacra)

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  1. $22
Sweet and lightly floral on the nose, but also kind of generic and wan. The palate is wet, with hollow white fruit and apple flavors. There’s snap to the finish but not a lot of flavor other than simple citrus. A good quaffer but nothing more than that.  — M.S.  (4/1/2011)
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