Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

9.41194 ratings
9.3229 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
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Feb 17th, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

I find this an a-typical Valbuena. Not a lot of fruit, amorphous, sharp, not a wine that will last much longer. Disappointing.

I find this an a-typical Valbuena. Not a lot of fruit, amorphous, sharp, not a wine that will last much longer. Disappointing.

Jan 30th, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

Outstanding, great trempanillo with 5 to 10 pct merlot. Smokey, forward fruit, very well integrated oak. Would be a number 1 wine for most not for Vega. Truly great.

Outstanding, great trempanillo with 5 to 10 pct merlot. Smokey, forward fruit, very well integrated oak. Would be a number 1 wine for most not for Vega. Truly great.

Dec 30th, 2018
Beau Carson

Otherworldly good! Smoky, peppery, sweet cherry, and still apparent oak. Amazing this is still a baby with plenty of life ahead of it!

Otherworldly good! Smoky, peppery, sweet cherry, and still apparent oak. Amazing this is still a baby with plenty of life ahead of it!

Feb 21st, 2018
Jeff Stewart

Private Collections Wine Director

9.5

Love it! Drink now...

Love it! Drink now...

Feb 20th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Singing and singing.

Singing and singing.

Feb 19th, 2018
Charlie Evans

Always so vibrant

Always so vibrant

Jan 18th, 2018
Connor McMahon

First time having this. Very beautiful Tempranillo.

First time having this. Very beautiful Tempranillo.

Jan 6th, 2018
Adam Crane

Shows off some of the Terroir in one of the best parts of Ribera del Douro at a fraction of the price of VS.

Shows off some of the Terroir in one of the best parts of Ribera del Douro at a fraction of the price of VS.

Nov 29th, 2017
Lauren Domenech

Velvety texture and all the dark red fruit was singing!

Velvety texture and all the dark red fruit was singing!

Nov 20th, 2017