Finca Villacreces

Pruno Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8106 ratings
8.89 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
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
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
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

soy, salt, guts n a touch of glory.

soy, salt, guts n a touch of glory.

Sep 2nd, 2015
Gustavo Martin

Fresh and high acidity, easy to drink red from Ribera del Duero...

Fresh and high acidity, easy to drink red from Ribera del Duero...

May 25th, 2015
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

Corked. 😩

Corked. 😩

Mar 21st, 2016
Helen O

B+/A- like it. Vintage 2013. November 2017

B+/A- like it. Vintage 2013. November 2017

Nov 15th, 2017
Peter Svenson

Bargin

Bargin

Apr 26th, 2017
Eri
8.9

Open it when the sun is still up. Typical spicy Tempranillo - matches nicely with Thai food :b

Open it when the sun is still up. Typical spicy Tempranillo - matches nicely with Thai food :b

Mar 26th, 2017