Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Rios de Tinta Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

8.960 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.3

Newest vintage of RIos de Tinta is spot on; stony, firm and plummy. Mouth-watering tannins which are fine and pronounced. Welcome to fruit purity from Ribera del Duero as unoaked wine.

Newest vintage of RIos de Tinta is spot on; stony, firm and plummy. Mouth-watering tannins which are fine and pronounced. Welcome to fruit purity from Ribera del Duero as unoaked wine.

5 people found it helpfulJul 29th, 2014
Spencer Cutter

Bright ruby red and medium intensity color. Lighter than I would expect from a Ribera Del Duero and a strong hint of carbonic masceration. Needs to breath for an hour to get rid of the bananas. After that, strawberry, cherry and blueberry with some vanilla and baking spices (cinnamon and cloves). Medium plus acidity and tannins. Medium finish.

Bright ruby red and medium intensity color. Lighter than I would expect from a Ribera Del Duero and a strong hint of carbonic masceration. Needs to breath for an hour to get rid of the bananas. After that, strawberry, cherry and blueberry with some vanilla and baking spices (cinnamon and cloves). Medium plus acidity and tannins. Medium finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2015
Bob Wyckoff

A delight to drink; raspberry, cinnamon & pepper. #wine

A delight to drink; raspberry, cinnamon & pepper. #wine

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

Very fruity bouquet red berry fruit with light floral tones light balsamic notes very smooth and drinkable style with good freshness short clean finish. Finish 30+

Very fruity bouquet red berry fruit with light floral tones light balsamic notes very smooth and drinkable style with good freshness short clean finish. Finish 30+

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2014
Liz Hale

This is a big Tempranillo! Grip, no oak- begs for grilled lollipops.

This is a big Tempranillo! Grip, no oak- begs for grilled lollipops.

Mar 30th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

In honor of tempranillo day this past week! Bright ruby and purple. Light too. Nose was very interesting with perfume, violet, flowers, oil and slight herbs. Floral notes in the palate, not fruit. Something odd with the acidity. Moderate body and tannins that need time to smooth out. A little dry, can use a few years in the cellar.

In honor of tempranillo day this past week! Bright ruby and purple. Light too. Nose was very interesting with perfume, violet, flowers, oil and slight herbs. Floral notes in the palate, not fruit. Something odd with the acidity. Moderate body and tannins that need time to smooth out. A little dry, can use a few years in the cellar.

Nov 14th, 2015
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.0

All strawberry and red fruits. This is singing right now, but could certainly take more time in the bottle.
Disclaimer: I import this.

All strawberry and red fruits. This is singing right now, but could certainly take more time in the bottle.
Disclaimer: I import this.

Aug 3rd, 2015
Marc Ouellette

The bouquet has many facets...from exotic ripe cherries, soft black currants & then moving to sweet fig. The complexity is somewhat bold and rich with medium tannins and a supple lingering finish from beginning to end!

The bouquet has many facets...from exotic ripe cherries, soft black currants & then moving to sweet fig. The complexity is somewhat bold and rich with medium tannins and a supple lingering finish from beginning to end!

Oct 17th, 2020
Mitchell Pressman

2013

Mar 11th, 2015
Tobin Spratte

100% Tempranillo. Violets, red fruit, fresh raspberries, cracked black pepper.

100% Tempranillo. Violets, red fruit, fresh raspberries, cracked black pepper.

Feb 20th, 2018