Finca Villacreces

Pruno Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8554 ratings
8.837 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Dark ruby color with a bit of orange/brown rim. Aggressive oak notes upfront, baking spices and sweet cinnamon. Given some time, there are ripe raspberry, sour cherry, cranberry, tar, cedar box and a hint of rose petals. Super tight on the palate with huge amounts of tannins all over the mouth. Nice complexity on this price point though. Need a big steak for sure. 13.5% abv

Dark ruby color with a bit of orange/brown rim. Aggressive oak notes upfront, baking spices and sweet cinnamon. Given some time, there are ripe raspberry, sour cherry, cranberry, tar, cedar box and a hint of rose petals. Super tight on the palate with huge amounts of tannins all over the mouth. Nice complexity on this price point though. Need a big steak for sure. 13.5% abv

Mar 13th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Nice Tempranillo. WS 90 Pts.

Nice Tempranillo. WS 90 Pts.

Sep 12th, 2017
Chris Miller

$19.99, a lively Tempranillo with black cherry notes and slate like minerality

$19.99, a lively Tempranillo with black cherry notes and slate like minerality

2 people found it helpfulNov 17th, 2014
G J
8.9

Winery right next to my favorite Vega Sicilia, but at fraction of price...

Winery right next to my favorite Vega Sicilia, but at fraction of price...

2 people found it helpfulJul 14th, 2014
Jason Li

Still too young. A lot of smoke and tobacco on the nose. Tanning still too strong and stiff.

Still too young. A lot of smoke and tobacco on the nose. Tanning still too strong and stiff.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2017
Riccardo L.

A bit unbalanced and the nose smells a bit too much like a wine cellar. Maybe it could use a few years on the shelf. Nonetheless, it's nice and full, and hits a few interesting earthy notes, despite lacking overall charisma.

A bit unbalanced and the nose smells a bit too much like a wine cellar. Maybe it could use a few years on the shelf. Nonetheless, it's nice and full, and hits a few interesting earthy notes, despite lacking overall charisma.

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2016
Paul Truszkowski aka Vinophil

Paul had this 5 years ago

Paul had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Color: Crimson red.
Nose/Smell: A little expresso, dark chocolate, graphite and plums. After opening up for a couple hours some meaty notes appeared.
Palate/Taste: Started off a little fruity with plums and then had some dark chocolate. After opening up and breathing it became more savory. Moderate tannins (6/10) and moderate body. Most of activity in this wine occurs in the mid palate where it continues to develop. Dry (6/10) and moderate finish.
Opinion: This wine is 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. We are trying to explore more wine regions. This is a well structured tempranillo that you can taste how the Cabernet Sauvignon adds to the structure of this wine, beefing it up a little bit. Delicious and need to grab a couple for some aging.

Color: Crimson red.
Nose/Smell: A little expresso, dark chocolate, graphite and plums. After opening up for a couple hours some meaty notes appeared.
Palate/Taste: Started off a little fruity with plums and then had some dark chocolate. After opening up and breathing it became more savory. Moderate tannins (6/10) and moderate body. Most of activity in this wine occurs in the mid palate where it continues to develop. Dry (6/10) and moderate finish.
Opinion: This wine is 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. We are trying to explore more wine regions. This is a well structured tempranillo that you can taste how the Cabernet Sauvignon adds to the structure of this wine, beefing it up a little bit. Delicious and need to grab a couple for some aging.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2016
Randal Bennett

Tempranillo Cab blend. 2014. Very friendly. Ripe. I am happy to drink this off a short wine list.

Tempranillo Cab blend. 2014. Very friendly. Ripe. I am happy to drink this off a short wine list.

May 13th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.7

Too woody.

Too woody.

Apr 5th, 2017