Castilla Y León, Spain

Raul Pérez

Ultreia La Claudina Bierzo Godello 2019

Nose and attack are incredible. Like the most luscious chardonnay with a touch more volume. Guava, perfume of tropical fruits, floral notes. The arc primes one for breadth and concentration the mid palate is missing. But then the finish is zingy and lasts forever. — 7 days ago

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Andrew Schirmer

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Great wine; agree with your appraisal of the mid.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Andrew Schirmer so good. I will definitely be buying future vintages.

Dominio de Pingus

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2009

1st wine of 2022......had to pop something fun.....why not this small old vine Tempranillo producer from Spain? From magnum.

1.5 hour decant (lots of chunky/fine sediment). A brilliant inky purplish magenta color. On the nose: stewed plum, smoked meat, cassis, floral, little pine, wet forest floor. Taste: smooth, structured, juicy, dense wine with cherry, dark chocolate, herbal, spice, ripe plums, and a smokey mineral long finish with a very slight tannic kick. YUM! Great way to start 2022!
— 16 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Tom Garland

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@ESF Yep. Even at 15.5%alc its not a bombastic/intense wine, but a mellow brilliantly balanced wine.
Brent Young

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Very nice 👍@Tom Garland
Tom Garland

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@Brent Young Thanks. Cheers!

Pradorey

Élite Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino 2018

Dark, brooding, yet quite elegant as well. Dark cherries, a touch of cassis and kirsch, some earthy aromas, a whiff of wood (well integrated), a hint of roast. Very enticing.
On the palate this is rich, with a creamy mouthfeel, great purity of fruit. Impeccably balanced with juicy acidity & juicy tannins which frame the richness very well. The 14% alc is unnoticeable.
A juicy finish with a savoury, herby note. Not my favorite style of wine but this really nice, elegant & dangerously drinkable. Yum!
— 2 days ago

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Crianza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2018

Tried twice, very nice! Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, flinty spice, floral and oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry & plum with hints of espresso, cacao and licorice wrapped in subtle oak. Firm tannins, great old world balance with acidity, full body, long finish ends with fruit, oak, spice, and earthy mineral character. — 6 days ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia De Valtuille Bierzo Mencía 2018

Eucalyptus/camphor, rocksss, ripe berries, chewy tannins…coming along nicely. Very nice effort from Perez. — 13 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Alex, Ira and 22 others liked this

Cimabella

Bierzo Mencia 2018

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9.0

Red fruit with a whiff of vanilla, pleasant oak that’s not overpowering, medium-full body, dry. I fail to notice the gravel/earthy component. The finish is medium, but pleasant. All in all solid, especially for $17 CAD. — 9 days ago

Bodegas Godelia

Bierzo Mencia 2010

Intense nose of ripe:cooked red fruit, purple flowers, tobacco and minerals. Juicy on the pallet with plums, blackberries, dark chocolate and raisins. Smooth tannins and well balanced acidity. This wine has held up well. Thank You Ron B. — 10 days ago

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Bodegas Leda Viñas Viejas

Más de Leda Tempranillo 2018

90 points from Wine Advocate. " A red fruit and balsamic nose, and a long silky finish on the palate". An old vine (avg age 50 yrs), organic, dry farmed, indigenous yeast Tempranillo wine — 6 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Alion Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino 2014

Vega Sicilia’s entry-level red, 100% Tempranillo from 30 years old vineyards in Padilla, Valbuena de Duero y Pesquera de Duero. Modern-style Ribera del Duero. Aged in French oak barrels for 12-14 months. Dark ruby color. Complex nose with aromas of red and dark fruit (dark cherry, ripe blackberries), smoke, mint, sweet spices and a whiff of vanilla. Pure, fresh and juicy. Medium to full bodied, silky, very elegant, balanced. Good acidity — 13 days ago

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Brent Young

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Very nice 👍 @Martinez Cheers! 🍷

Bodega y Viñedos Mas Asturias

Massuria Bierzo Mencia 2015

Spicy red fruit, the smoke and the blood hints of Mencía, tannins a bit firm, but keeping origin/tipicity, and a good acidity for a long finish. — 2 days ago