2008 Bodegas Raul Perez, Ribera Sacra DO, El Pecado (RT94) Here Raul’s magical practice of the craft is shown with this 100% Mencia bottling made from nearly 100-year-old vines. This wine is hand harvested and foot pressed with indigenous yeasts and aged for one year in oak. Profiling a bouquet of thunderous bass notes built on blackberries, mentholated black cherries, wet rocks and loam, the palate is equally mesmerizing showing its smooth, elegantly sumptuous fruit interwoven with bright acidity and elegant, refined tannins. At age 13 this wine is now in its peak drinking window and should be enjoyed soon to catch it at its best. Drink now-2025