Tierra De León, Castilla Y León

Bodegas Vizar

Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon Tempranillo

Wow! Only twel-fiddy, and really good fruit and balance! I would love it even at 3 times the price. — 7 days ago

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Wow. 9.6 it must be excellent?

Viñedos del Jorco

Las Enebradas Navatalgordo Garnacha

Scott C
9.3

Stunning !!! Slight funk on the nose , but the palate ... stunning . Its just beautiful. Fresh , red fruits , raisins , orange peel . So long and so good ! — a day ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz

Tomás Esteban Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2005

2005 gave us some great wines. Today we are celebrating the 16th birthday of our son and just as he the wine is shining. Loads of red fruit, smooth tanins. Pure joy!! — 10 hours ago

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Ossian

Viñas Viejas Rueda 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 — 19 days ago

Ira, Mario and 6 others liked this

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!
Vanessa

Vanessa

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

Vanessa

@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.

Bodega del Palacio de los Frontaura y Victoria

Frontaura Reserva Toro Tempranillo 2005

Dried cherry, espresso grounds, tobacco, anise, and cracked pepper. There’s a sense of American oak. Layered with tertiary flavors. Loads of depth. Tempranillo is classical shown on the palate. Cherry fruit is bright and accented with bramble berries and forest notes. There’s a sense of soy sauce and umami. Tannins are integrate and acidity lingers. Warm but not hot. Lots of length. — 8 days ago

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2019

What a terrific Mencía “New World” red. For wine geeks out there the Spanish wine project of Descendientes de J. Palacios is a must read. However, if you couldn’t care less about that side of the story (and that’s way OK) simply pull a cork on their “everyday wine” and enjoy. You’re in for a thrill. (A thirty-minute decant served at cellar temperature is the way to go.) — 14 days ago

John, Ron and 5 others liked this

Viñas Serranas

El Canchorral Red Blend 2019

Scott C
9.2

So fresh !! Acidity ! Red fruits , cherry . . A lovely finish with well balanced tannins . limited production. . Very good — a day ago

Daniel Ramos

Kπ Amphorae Selections de la Viña Garnacha

Very interesting. Menthol, allspice, floral. Chewy. I don’t know that I love it, but it’s got good complexity. — 3 hours ago

Finca Museum Viñedos y Bodegas

Reserva Cigales Tempranillo 2016

Tim L
9.1

Question: was it this or that next wine? Who cares…a Museum Reserva! Had at a Spanish restaurant in Santa Fe…very good wine with positive surprises of full flavor big dark berries and smooth palate, controlled tannins, tasty finish. — 17 days ago