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Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo

9.227 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.4

This will benefit from more time in the cellar, but drinking well now. You wouldn’t know this was Tempranillo if you tasted it blind. I’m loving this.

This will benefit from more time in the cellar, but drinking well now. You wouldn’t know this was Tempranillo if you tasted it blind. I’m loving this.

Feb 9th, 2020
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.0

Mkt framtida potential.

Mkt framtida potential.

Jan 1st, 2019
Ron R
9.4

Surprising for its contemporary posture at such a young age. Lovely soft notes of maraschino cherries and cedar on the nose. The palate is restrained, soft and rounded. Tannins are supple, and are already integrated. Really nice length and harmonious finish. Ready to drink now.

Surprising for its contemporary posture at such a young age. Lovely soft notes of maraschino cherries and cedar on the nose. The palate is restrained, soft and rounded. Tannins are supple, and are already integrated. Really nice length and harmonious finish. Ready to drink now.

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2019
Ely Cohn

35th birthday lineup

35th birthday lineup

Feb 2nd, 2020
Jeff Hasmann

Absolutely phenomenal wine. Pure Tempranillo from 40 - 80 year old vines with some younger juice to add liveliness. Aged 18 months in oak. Candied red fruit, licorice, hints of vanilla and smoke. Evolves in the glass. 2016 vintage on Oct 22, 2019

Absolutely phenomenal wine. Pure Tempranillo from 40 - 80 year old vines with some younger juice to add liveliness. Aged 18 months in oak. Candied red fruit, licorice, hints of vanilla and smoke. Evolves in the glass. 2016 vintage on Oct 22, 2019

Nov 3rd, 2019
Kathryn McCarty

Lush for a young vintage but very drinkable now. I agree with the cheery and cedar description. Very balanced with a Smooth finish!

Lush for a young vintage but very drinkable now. I agree with the cheery and cedar description. Very balanced with a Smooth finish!

Oct 10th, 2019
Anthony De Blasi

Way too young, needs time to get it all together. But clearly a promising wine.

Way too young, needs time to get it all together. But clearly a promising wine.

Jun 6th, 2019
Pekka Holma

Ripe Dark fruit, spicy, smoky and oaky. Little too much at this young stage and needs time to integrate. Blockbuster!

Ripe Dark fruit, spicy, smoky and oaky. Little too much at this young stage and needs time to integrate. Blockbuster!

May 26th, 2019
Keith Crump

Dark smooth and rich

Dark smooth and rich

May 24th, 2019
Daniel Layfield

Very good, not terribly acidic and not overly tannic. Better as it opened up

Very good, not terribly acidic and not overly tannic. Better as it opened up

Apr 27th, 2019