Bodegas Balbas

Ritus Ribera del Duero

9.06 ratings
-no pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Paul Jakubowski

Pleasant surprise and a very good recommendation by the Sommelier at a reasonable QPR. Excellent silky texture, deep cherry fruit, and subtle hints of vanilla and oak; maybe even a little coconut. Medium plus finish.

Pleasant surprise and a very good recommendation by the Sommelier at a reasonable QPR. Excellent silky texture, deep cherry fruit, and subtle hints of vanilla and oak; maybe even a little coconut. Medium plus finish.

Aug 9th, 2019
Alex Kitayama

My journey of Spanish wines continues.!
Despite the length of maturation, fresh red and black fruit, such as plums, cherries and berries punch your nose at first sniff. Then aroma of vanilla, chocolate and nutmeg flirts you with a subtle hint of meatiness.
The mouthfeel is both intense and smooth. Like the aroma, a cluster of red and black fruit explodes in your mouth, followed by luscious vanilla and chocolate. It's weighty but the finish is pleasantly smooth.
Don't get overwhelmed by its high acidity, though. Yes, it's very acidic, but it complements so well salty and fatty dishes.
This wine displays such unique characteristics of terroir. Plus, it's a beautiful food-friendly wine. Highly recommended.

My journey of Spanish wines continues.!
Despite the length of maturation, fresh red and black fruit, such as plums, cherries and berries punch your nose at first sniff. Then aroma of vanilla, chocolate and nutmeg flirts you with a subtle hint of meatiness.
The mouthfeel is both intense and smooth. Like the aroma, a cluster of red and black fruit explodes in your mouth, followed by luscious vanilla and chocolate. It's weighty but the finish is pleasantly smooth.
Don't get overwhelmed by its high acidity, though. Yes, it's very acidic, but it complements so well salty and fatty dishes.
This wine displays such unique characteristics of terroir. Plus, it's a beautiful food-friendly wine. Highly recommended.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Leonardo Campoamor

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Dec 16th, 2016
Ed Martin

Ed had this 4 years ago

Ed had this 4 years ago

May 26th, 2016
Atsushi Hanazawa

Atsushi had this 6 years ago

Atsushi had this 6 years ago

Jan 1st, 2015
Carlos Ramirez

Carlos had this 7 years ago

Carlos had this 7 years ago

Nov 28th, 2013