Category Archives: Ribera del Duero

Pago de Carraovejas 2006

Pago de Carraovejas, Ribera Del Duero DO, Crianza 2006 The previous vintage of this wine was quite substantial. In the ’06 the ripeness of the fruit really shows in the nose and the mouth meets that with ample structure for … Continue reading

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Spanish diversity

Bodegas Borsao, Campo de Borja DO 2006 There’s cherry fruit and a sense of cherry pie leaping out of the glass. The mouth is full of juicy fruit in a a light-bodied, easy to drink format. This is certainly the … Continue reading

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Spanish values

San Alejandro Calatalud Las Rocas Garnacha 2005 100% Grenache, 70-100 years old. The Las Rocas line is bottled for Eric Solomon, from a cooperative effort of growers in Calatalud. Elabroado y embotellado in Miedes 14.5% $8.49 at Bottle Barn Legaris … Continue reading

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Tempted by Tempranillo

This flight illustrates the divide between European and New World approaches. The Pesquera has complementary brett that works but offends some. The Yalumba is ripe and supple. Pesquera Ribera del Duero DO Reserva 2001 100% Tempranillo. P&B by Alejandro Fernandez … Continue reading

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