Bodega Mendoza

Although Enrique Mendoza founded the winery in 1989, his son Pepe now runs the business, aided by his younger brother Julián. Pepe is responsible for vineyard management and winemaking, while Julián looks after the commercial side of the company.

So well respected is Enrique Mendoza that it was inducted into the prestigious Grandes Pagos de España. This group's mission is to defend and propagate the culture of "pago" wine, meaning wine produced in a specific terroir that reflects the distinct personality of the soil and climate. To become a member, a vineyard must surpass strict quality standards and also exhibit a degree of uniqueness in terms of soil, climate or grape variety that sets it apart from the surrounding area. The association's membership includes 25 estate wineries throughout Spain.

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Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 " Their entry-level Monastrell is already the 2016 La Tremenda is sourced from the vineyard that names the wine, from their estate El Chaconero in the village of Villena, a plot at 600 meters altitude planted some 25 years ago. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French
Item Number: 28372
Case: $119.40

Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2014 feels very tender, it has the esparto grass austerity of the stony vineyards with the chalky soils and a myriad of Mediterranean herbs. They used some stems for the fermentation, which added a fine thread and makes it subtly textured. It has the dusty tannins and the

Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The first of three reds produced exclusively from Monastrell grapes, the 2012 La Tremenda comes from a single vineyard planted 16 years ago at 600 meters altitude with lime and sand soils with plenty of stones. It was fermented in stainless steel and aged in 500-liter oak barrels

Enrique Mendoza 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 2010
" This vintage of La Tremenda Monastrell is notable for its silkiness on the palate. It’s full-bodied, dry and has an attractive cherry flavor that is characteristic of Monastrell. This wine is really at home with stews and braises, but can also pair nicely with pastas, roast duck and even chicken."