Friday, January 9, 2009

Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos Roble 2006

  • Area: Spain, Ribera Del Duero
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Rating: Black 88, Dilettante 87

Description: Aged in French Oak for 6 months. The bouquet is made up of vanilla, dark fruits, smoke, spice and a hint of pool liner that we find so common with the Tempranillo grape. The attack is bright and fruity with flavors of dark fruits and juniper berries. Although this has notes of spice, it's not as spice forward as most wines in the same class. It has nice balance although it lacks a low note to pull everything together. This is a lighter style of wine with polished tannins and a moderate finish. Despite the flaws, the Vizcarra is very easy drinking. This may be a good choice as an introduction to Spanish Tempranillos. Decanting required to soften the acidity.

Price: $16

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