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Fine Wine > Still > Tempranillo > Ribera del Duero > 92-95 Pts

Tempranillo is the staple grape of Rioja -- in the words of The Oxford Companion to Wine, "the Cabernet Sauvignon of Spain." To create greatness, Tempranillo is nearly always blended, usually with Garnacha (aka Grenache) and/or Carignan. Tempranillo is fast ripening, rather tannic and, unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, not that aromatic. It is rarely sold as a stand-alone varietal.


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Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero 2011 750ml
|   WA: 95   |   


Cellar/Tasting Notes
"The 2011 Flor de Pingus demonstrates wonderful purity on the nose, perhaps more feminine and wily than the 2010 with luscious raspberry, blackberry and forest floor notes. The palate is full-bodied with filigree tannins and a little more volume than the 2010. It seems generous and very supple at..

Item Price: $89.00
Case Price: $1,068.00
(12 Units)
1634009


Vega Sicilia Unico Ribera del Duero 2003 750ml
|   WA: 94   |    WS: 94   |   


Cellar/Tasting Notes
"".... As I uncork the bottle, the aroma reminds me of a classical Tempranillo, with some dill notes from the American oak and a minty hint from the Cabernet. It actually makes me think of traditional Rioja, believe it or not. The wine doesn’t show the heat of the vintage, and manages to transmit..

Item Price: $399.00
165709



 
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