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Rívola Sardon de Duero Tempranillo

9.1112 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Sardon de 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
Tony Di Prata

No. 15 on 2015 top 100 best wines. Truly a steal for $33

No. 15 on 2015 top 100 best wines. Truly a steal for $33

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2016
Chris MacLean

This wine has lots to offer, but with limited push for greatness. It just needs more energy. Otherwise, no complaints. Good oak integration.

This wine has lots to offer, but with limited push for greatness. It just needs more energy. Otherwise, no complaints. Good oak integration.

Jul 16th, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.2

Capa media, limpio y con un color granate muy bonito. En nariz frutas negras y cacao, mermelada, vainilla y cuero. En boca muy buena entrada, cálido goloso y con gran final.... Sorpresa...

Capa media, limpio y con un color granate muy bonito. En nariz frutas negras y cacao, mermelada, vainilla y cuero. En boca muy buena entrada, cálido goloso y con gran final.... Sorpresa...

Mar 29th, 2015
Michael Amoruso

Well balanced wine. Dark fruits and dusty tannins. More than medium body but not heavy.

Well balanced wine. Dark fruits and dusty tannins. More than medium body but not heavy.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Martinez

A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 13% Cabernet and 17% Syrah (unusual grape in the region, not permitted by the neighboring Ribera del Duero appellation). Red fruit, some leather. Balanced, long, silky. Spectacular.

A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 13% Cabernet and 17% Syrah (unusual grape in the region, not permitted by the neighboring Ribera del Duero appellation). Red fruit, some leather. Balanced, long, silky. Spectacular.

Mar 1st, 2019
Jeff Payne

First words - wow. Dark berries, medium/full body. Spicy and a tiny bit earthy.

First words - wow. Dark berries, medium/full body. Spicy and a tiny bit earthy.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Rashed Chowdhury

Very classic Rioja style Tempranillo enveloped inside the tannins and dark fruit from Cab Sauv and Syrah. Had the 24 hours later without any proper storage, tannins were more prominent.

Very classic Rioja style Tempranillo enveloped inside the tannins and dark fruit from Cab Sauv and Syrah. Had the 24 hours later without any proper storage, tannins were more prominent.

Sep 16th, 2018
Ben Levine

A little molasses and dark fruit (maybe a hint of tobacco?) on the front of the palette. Oak on the finish. Really, really spectacular.

A little molasses and dark fruit (maybe a hint of tobacco?) on the front of the palette. Oak on the finish. Really, really spectacular.

Aug 15th, 2018
Jorge Pazos

Sabadell

Sabadell

Apr 28th, 2018
Craig Van Pelt

Outstanding blend. Slight tobacco flavor. Heavy enough for meat but light enough for bread.

Outstanding blend. Slight tobacco flavor. Heavy enough for meat but light enough for bread.

Apr 20th, 2018