100% Tempranillo from Ribera Del Duero, Spain.
SRP of $17 and available for as low as $12. Imported by Winebow. 100,000 bottles produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Made with 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) that is ruby in color with a purple hue. Full and concentrated ripe berry aromas with a touch of oak. On the palate, it is rich and velvety with ripe tannins and a lingering finish which is typical of this Ribera del Duero wine from Protos.
Today's wine comes from one of our favorite places in Spain, Ribera Del Duero. Normally known for producing big, delicious wines built to age today we have a younger, bit more approachable (but still absolutely delicious) bottle.
The 2011 Protos Tinto Fino begins with very pleasant aromas of berries, vanilla, violets, a little leather and spice. The wine tastes smooth with lots of deep, dark fruit and good complexity. There's also a very tasty spice component. This medium-bodied wine has a lot of characteristics I love in wines from Ribera del Duero it's just not quite as big and a bit more easy drinking. It ends dry with tinges of vanilla and has good length. Awesome and it held up just fine on day 2.
Want to know more about Ribera Del Duero? Check out this article: Reveling in the Wine of Ribera Del Duero Plus 3 Top Value Picks.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 7.8
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