2012 Mesquida Mora "Sincronia" Negre Pla i Levant (Mallorca)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a blend of callet, montenegro, syrah and merlot; aged in older French and American oak): Vivid ruby. Smoky dark berry and mineral aromas are brightened by a note of white pepper. Round and seamless on the palate, offering sweet blackberry and cherry flavors with a touch of black cardamom. Dusty minerals give grip to the persistent finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a hint of candied violet.
Mesquida Mora is one of Mallorca's up and coming wineries, focusing on organic--as well as biodynamic--viticulture and primarily indigenous grape varieties. With its juicy plum and dark cherry flavors on the palate, the wine is generous and full-bodied, yet still fresh and very easy to drink. This wine is a blend of Callet, Mantonegro, Syrah and Merlot, aged four months in third use French and American oak barrels. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)