Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ribera del Duero Snooth Tasting

New technology and modern techniques, along with respect for tradition, have driven the quality of Ribera del Duero to its highest accomplishments in over two millennia of winemaking history. Ribera wines have received international acclaim and it was a pleasure to be invited to participate in this Snooth virtual tasting last night.

Ribera del Duero Snooth Tasting

Tasting Notes

2009 Bodegas y Viñedos Montecastro Alconte
Tempranillo sourced from mature vineyards 8 to 100 years old; aged 14 months in French and American oak; lovely even ruby color to the edge; blackberry, cassis, and floral aromas; dusty dark berries, black pepper, tobacco, and tart cherry flavors; smooth mouthfeel with soft tannins into a vanillin cherry cola finish; 14.5% ABV; cork closure; 13,345 bottles produced; SRP $24.
2007 Bodegas Valdubon Valdubon Reserva
Tempranillo sourced primarily from the villages of Roa, Pardilla and Milagros; aged 17 months in 50% French Oak and 50% American Oak less than 3 years old, then 16 months in bottle;  deep opaque purple color; dusty plum, herbs, and licorice aromas; dark fruit, mocha, forest, and tart cherry flavors; medium mouthfeel with full finish - beautiful structure; 13% ABV; cork closure; 35,000 Bottles produced; SRP $24.
These wines were provided for tasting purposes.

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