Yes, I am in a particularly good mood this week but no, that is not the reason I am giving another bottle a high score :-) This wine is just THAT good. I had never tried the Mencia grape and was excited… and now I am sad that I didn’t try it sooner. I was seriously missing out, and if you haven’t tried it you are as well. Deep blueberry and raspberry on the nose, sprinkled with something herbal (thyme?) and a hint of mint. Got some cherry there as well. Complex… very nice! Some fleshy fruit coming out when I taste it – the fruit just coats my palate. Is that plum? A bit of spiciness and very nice fruit on the finish. I wouldn’t call this a fruit bomb because it is very well balanced. If you’re a Pinot fan and also like your wine on the fruiter side but find Shiraz to be a bit too over the top fruit bomby (is that a word?) try this bottle. Chambers Street Wines in Lower Manhattan carries it :-) Great store!