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Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva
Bodegas Arzuaga
Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero

Clean and bright ruby red with purple reflections. Great aromatic intensity, complex and elegant, where the compote of red fruits dominates. The palate is structured with silky, sweet tannins and a lingering finish. 

Specifications
Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
95% Tempranillo, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Clay & Limestone
Vinification
The harvest was done manually at the optimum point of maturity, and carried out separately for each of the more than 20 different plots used to make this wine. After the selection tables, a pre-fermentation maceration at low temperature and subsequent alcoholic fermentation at 28º is carried out, giving way to malolactic fermentation and aging in new French oak barrels for 26 months.
Production
43,300 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Ideal with red meats (big game), roasted white meat, and blue cheese.

Reviews and News

2018 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 97 PTS - Platinum Medal - DWWA

2018 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 97 PTS - Platinum Medal - DWWA

decanter platinum 97pts 2022 logo"An energetic wine with a charming nose of spice, black fruits and black pepper. On the palate, it is ripe and concentrated, with Cabernet-led leafy blackcurrant flavours, underpinned by fresh acidity and supported by mineral, fine-grained, very elegant tannins. Classy and characterful with a really long, immensely impressive, finish."

- Decanter World Wine Awards 2022, 97 pts - PLATINUM Medal

 

2018 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 91 PTS - WS

2018 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 91 PTS - WS

wine spectator 91 pts"A creamy, medium- to full-bodied red, with cedar, graphite and candied violet notes that are fragrant on the nose, with accents of ripe red cherry, boysenberry coulis, licorice snap and toast. Lightly chewy finish, with subtle smoke and spice. Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2028. - Alison Napjus"

- Wine Spectator (October 2022), 91 pts

2017 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 90 PTS - JS

2017 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Aromas of blueberries, cola, coconut, dried herbs and sandalwood. Full-bodied with polished tannins. Suave and creamy with a woody character. Chewy finish. 96% tempranillo and 4% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold."

- James Suckling (September 2021), 90 pts

2016 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Dark, glistening ruby. Powerful, oak-spiced cherry and dark berries on the highly perfumed nose, along with hints of candied rose, vanilla and licorice. Juicy and penetrating on the palate, offering intense blackberry, cherry-vanilla and spicecake flavors that become livelier as the wine opens up. At once rich and lively, showing excellent clarity, solid dark fruit thrust and polished tannins on the persistent finish. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2021), 93 pts

2016 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 92 PTS - JS

2016 Arzuaga Ribera del Duero Reserva - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Plenty of cherry, smoky oak and bark on the nose, following through to a full body with round, chewy tannins that are laden with some vanilla-bean highlights. Creamy and nicely textured. Drink or hold."

- James Suckling (October 2020), 92 pts

Producer Information: Bodegas Arzuaga

Florentino Arzuaga founded Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro in the early 1990’s, after purchasing La Planta estate.

La Planta estate is in the heart of Arzuaga’s extensive vineyards in Quintanilla de Onésimo. The estate, ...
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