Deep black plum color with violet tones. Ripe fruit on the nose, mostly blackberries and raspberries, intermingled with hints of spice and leather. On the palate, it is warm, fresh and pleasant with a long finish.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Tempranillo||ABV:||14%|
|Aging:||Aged 4 months in French oak barrels|
Varietals: 100% Tempranillo.
Age of the vines: between 6 and 16 years old.
Vineyards' location: Comarca de Peñafiel.
Vinification is made in large 20,000-liter stainless steel tanks (200 hectoliters) with automated temperature control.
Fermentation lasted 5 days at 22°C temperature.
Total time for maceration lasted 9 days.
Malolactic Fermentación was completed during the month of November.
Wine was aged in French Oak barrels for a minimum of 4 months.
Grilled meat and grilled vegetables.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|S0EE532020TPM||750ml||6||Glass||7 84585 01102 5||1 07 84585 01102 2||$22.95|
"Juicy cherry and blackberry fruits, leather, and dried herbs notes emerge from the 2016 Ribera del Duero Roble, a medium-bodied effort has a nicely textured, balanced style on the palate. Made from 100% Tempranillo, it’s not deep or complex, yet has terrific fruit and is certainly a rock-solid, well-made wine. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 89 pts
"Damp but stout aromas of concentrated berry fruits are full but not overly expressive, layered or complex. A fleshy, widespread palate follows suit, while this tastes of jammy but generic plum and berry fruits. A full finish spreads out but lacks definition. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2018, Best of Year 2018 Issue), 88 pts
"Saturated ruby. Black fruit compote, cola and peppery spices on the perfumed nose, with notes of incense and licorice pastille adding complexity. Deep, sappy and broad on the palate, offering flavors of black and blue fruit liqueur that pick up a spicy element with aeration. Gains energy in the glass, finishing with lingering notes of candied dark berries and slow-building, harmonious tannins - Josh Raynolds."
- Vinous (December 2015), 90 pts
"This is a very fruit-driven wine, aged four months in 100% French oak. Savory and generous, this dark ruby/purple wine shows loads of blackcurrant, forest floor and underbrush in a lush, soft style. Drink it over the next 2-3 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
"Inky ruby. Smoky dark berries, cherry and woodsmoke on the fragrant nose. A rich, fruit-driven wine, offering pliant cassis and blackberry preserve flavors and a round, velvety texture. Delivers solid flavor impact and picks up even tannins on the finish, with the dark berry and smoke notes repeating."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 90 pts
"(aged in 60% American and 40% French oak for four months): Bright purple. Dark berries, violet and peppery spices on the pungent nose. Fleshy blackberry and cherry compote flavors show good energy and focus, with a hint of cola coming up with air. Silky tannins add grip to the finish, with the blackberry and floral notes strongly echoing. - JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 90 pts