Ribera Del Duero, Castilla Y León

Bodegas Protos

Vinos Finos Ribera Duero Red Blend 2017

It’s official. We’ve taken the leap and registered for WSET Diploma (Level 4)! 😆 We’re excited for, and daunted by, the steep learning journey that lies ahead over the next 2-3 years…

What better way to mark the beginning of this journey than to sip on some lovely Ribera del Duero wine and work through a formal note using the systematic approach to tasting (SAT) wine? 🍷🍷

This wine is made from the ‘Tinta del Pais’ variety aka ‘Tinto Fino’ aka ‘Tempranillo.’ It hails from Ribera del Duero DO within the Duero Valley of Spain. 🇪🇸 Its topography is unique in that it’s largely cut off from maritime influences by surrounding mountains and is situated on the highest part of a plateau called the Meseta Central, over 2,780 feet above sea level. ⛰ ⛰

👁 This wine is deep ruby with notable tearing and extraction.

👃 On the nose this wine has a medium intensity of youthful aromas. Aromas include primary notes of ripe black cherry, black currant, blueberry, pomegranate, violet, anise, black licorice, and secondary notes of cedar, pencil shavings, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and clove.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium intensity of flavors. Flavors include tart blackberry, black cherry, and black currant, dark chocolate, toast, cedar, nutmeg, and clove. The finish is medium.

This is a very good wine that is balanced in its core structure, offers aromatic and flavor complexity across primary and secondary categories, and has solid intensity and concentration of vibrant fruit. 💕 It may be consumed now (especially after decanting), but has potential for further aging.

Protos ’27, Ribera del Duero, Tinta del Pais, Vintage 2017, ABV 14.5%. Named in honor of the 11 vine growers who established Protos in 1927.
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Mark Detrick

Mark Detrick

I’m in Spain 🇪🇸 and I’ve seen it. Have not been able to try it. Would love to!


@James K We really enjoyed this wine and would love to explore more from Protos’s portfolio!


@Mark Detrick Lucky you!!! 🇪🇸 You should pick up a bottle and let us know your thoughts! I’ll bet it’s even better prior to crossing the Atlantic.

Viñas del Jaro

Finca El Quinon Jaros Ribera del Duero 2017

Love the vanilla. Smooth integrated tannins. Medium bodied. Good with food. Good on its own. Might be a slightly different cuvée than listed. — 11 days ago

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Bodegas Cepa 21

Hito Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2019

Amazing #vinako !! … Fresh and refreshing mid-weight Rivera del Duero. Gentle tannins. Expected low acidity and flavors of ripe strawberry fruit, herbs, leather, licorice, cocoa and tobacco but with complexity and a mineral smooth beautiful finish that one don’t expect in such a young wine… In my modest and humble opinion one of the BEST wine producers on the planet…. I am just looking at the bottle in disbelieve and thankfully thinking about however made this nectar of the Gods possible… Every HITO is exactly that : en event , a celebration, an accomplishment … What can I say … Thank you !! And keep it cming for years to come… — 8 days ago

Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel

Origen de Resalte Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2019

WTSO. Good black fruit/vanilla nose. Full bodied with black plum/blueberry mild vanilla. Balanced. Long. Yummy. 4 more bottles drink over next 3-5 yrs. — 7 days ago

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Condado de Haza

Condado de Haza Alenza Gran Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Everything that an awesome tempranillo should be. Medium to full bodied. Plenty of oak, earthy, vanilla and mentol. Smooth tannin. Very impressed! — 2 months ago


Vides y Vinos Verdejo 2018

Atypical oak-aged Verdejo from very old, organically-farmed vines in Nieva. Expressive nose. Citrus (lemon zest), tropical notes, marzipan, beeswax. Medium-bodied. Round, creamy. Lemon flavors. Zesty acidity — 18 days ago

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Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino

Unbelievable so young and already so good — 8 hours ago

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Dominio de Pingus

Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2001

Expressive and powerful nose and palate, some chocolate, a little bit Bordeaux style, tannins have grip and power still for the age, gorgeous. 92-93 — 3 days ago

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Malleolus de Sanchomartin Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2005

8 hours or so decanted, double decanted, brought this around nicely. Again another wine this evening that only got better. Big, bold tempranillo that has some resolved, velvety tannin of a wine of 15+ years but the fruit of wine maybe 7-8 years old...mostly primary, but deep. — 13 days ago

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Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

I’m new to Ribera del Duero. When I’m Spain… this wine was amazing in character, fullness, and depth. Like drinking a fine Bordeaux. I was impressed. — 14 days ago

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