Ribera del Duero, Spain
This deep cherry red wine has ripe fruity aromas, along with well integrated fine toasted notes. Well structured and silky smooth on the palate, with mineral touches. Well rounded, meaty, and full flavoured, with reductive hints of tobacco and cedar, along with polished silky tannins, and with a long and complex finish.
• Vines: Goblet vines, between 50 – 70 years old. • Production: 120,000 bottles.
• Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo.
• Harvest: 14 October 2008.
• 32 months in oak casks – 22 months in semi-new American oak, and 10 months in new French oak casks.
I met the distributor of this wine from Jacksonville Beach (GOS International Distributors) while visiting a local wine shop. Spending much of my time with Condado de Haza and other Spanish wines from the same region, I found this to be quite nice.
Average Price: $21.99