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Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

9.51796 ratings
9.4503 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
Conrad Green

Release 1992. Dark blackcurrant and smooth black cherry. Lush, velvet and incredibly pure. Yum

Release 1992. Dark blackcurrant and smooth black cherry. Lush, velvet and incredibly pure. Yum

Nov 13th, 2019
Matt Duncan

3L

Nov 1st, 2019
Shay A
9.6

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

My WOTN. This was a total monster, yielding and unyielding all night long. It continuously went on a rollercoaster of revealing Classic American oak type notes like dill and coconut, but then it would fade and show pure fleshy black cherries and juicy, spicy rhubarb. It was weighty without being dense. Great lift on the palate with peppercorn, cherry tobacco leaves and clove. Still just a baby. I called this mid 2000s Vega Sicilia but couldn’t pinpoint if it was the Tinto or Unico.

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

My WOTN. This was a total monster, yielding and unyielding all night long. It continuously went on a rollercoaster of revealing Classic American oak type notes like dill and coconut, but then it would fade and show pure fleshy black cherries and juicy, spicy rhubarb. It was weighty without being dense. Great lift on the palate with peppercorn, cherry tobacco leaves and clove. Still just a baby. I called this mid 2000s Vega Sicilia but couldn’t pinpoint if it was the Tinto or Unico.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Shawn R

Super ripe with copious amounts of new oak. Tannic, needs time in the bottle.

Super ripe with copious amounts of new oak. Tannic, needs time in the bottle.

Oct 21st, 2019
Mike Saviage

From a good looking bottle with a high fill. Very light color, thin and translucent amber. Nose of a soft light Madeira. This wasn’t dead but was certainly way past it’s prime. (Bday dinner 12/13)

From a good looking bottle with a high fill. Very light color, thin and translucent amber. Nose of a soft light Madeira. This wasn’t dead but was certainly way past it’s prime. (Bday dinner 12/13)

Aug 3rd, 2019
Conrad Green

Mint and deep blue fruit. Succulent and delicious. Rounded and rich. Great stuff.

Mint and deep blue fruit. Succulent and delicious. Rounded and rich. Great stuff.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Conrad Green

This is great stuff. Dark powerful fruit. Ripe, but just the right side of too much. Some menthol, soft vanilla notes and beautiful length and balance. A powerhouse but really refined. Exceptional but still young.

This is great stuff. Dark powerful fruit. Ripe, but just the right side of too much. Some menthol, soft vanilla notes and beautiful length and balance. A powerhouse but really refined. Exceptional but still young.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

Very clean, leather, Asian spices, very drinkable and can keep, super effort for me better than 2005 and 4 which were better growing years, rather feminine vega.

Very clean, leather, Asian spices, very drinkable and can keep, super effort for me better than 2005 and 4 which were better growing years, rather feminine vega.

Jun 18th, 2019
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

10

In honor of our dear friend Charles, greatest Chefs I’ve had the pleasure of sitting with over a cigarette and a couple good meals to discuss preparation and cooking fish at a high level

In honor of our dear friend Charles, greatest Chefs I’ve had the pleasure of sitting with over a cigarette and a couple good meals to discuss preparation and cooking fish at a high level

Jun 18th, 2019
Bill Bender

Also showing extremely young but the classy lines are evident. Deep, dense and powerful with a mollifying cushion of silky welcoming dark fruit.

Also showing extremely young but the classy lines are evident. Deep, dense and powerful with a mollifying cushion of silky welcoming dark fruit.

May 19th, 2019