WHO: Finca Sandoval
WHAT: Red Blend
WHERE: Spain, Castilla-LaMancha, Manchuela
DESIGNATION: Cuvée TNS
WHEN: 2004
SIZE: 1.5L
RESERVE: $140
MINIMUM BID INCREMENT: $10

92 Points Steve Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Opaque ruby. Wild, gamey dark berry and cherry liqueur aromas are given an exotic twist by dried lavender, smoked meat, roasted coffee and iron. Deep and rich, with impressively concentrated dark fruit flavors, very soft tannins and a palate-staining finish. There’s nothing commercial about this earthy, strikingly complex and unique blend.

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The winning bidder will be asked to make their payment directly to the Hillel Foundation at Indiana University, “Find Lauren Fund.” The Hillel Foundation at Indiana University is a 501(c)(3) charity with a dedicated fund. Palate Press: The online wine magazine will not collect any proceeds as part of this auction. The buyer will also pick up the wine at, or pay shipping from, Zachy’s in New York City.

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