100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) from Ribera Del Duero, Spain.
SRP of $30 and available for as low as $19.99.
From the bottle:
"Bright, dark purple colour. Fruit aromas with balsamic spices and hints of cumin, clove and nutmeg. Excellent structure. Tasty and fresh on the palate, it leaves a long finish. Much more than normal Crianza wines.
Best served between 17C and 19C. Ideal with beef, cured meats and semi cured cheeses.
Today's wine comes from one of our favorite spots in Spain for big red wines, Ribera Del Duero. And while it pushes our price limit at $19.99 it's well worth the cost and actually represents good value for this area.
The 2007 Valduero Crianza Tempranillo begins with complex aroma of dark fruit, licorice, savory herbs and cigar box, which is not a term I use often (more like never) but it certainly fits this wine. Tasting this smooth and savory wine reveals more dark fruit, lovely spice, a little vanilla and a hint of cinnamon, just be sure to give it a couple of hours to open up. It ends dry with good length and more savory fruit.
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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