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Benjamin Romeo Predicador Rioja 2013 750ml
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Benjamin Romeo Predicador Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Rioja - La Rioja - Spain

Professional Wine Reviews for Benjamin Romeo Predicador Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Rated 91 by Stephen Tanzer
Bright violet color. Pungent scents of dark berry preserves and flowers are complemented by suggestions of woodsmoke and licorice. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering lively blackberry and boysenberry flavors and a hint of allspice. Finishes with strong thrust and spicy persistence, leaving a hint of bitter chocolate behind.
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
Different from the rest of the reds from the portfolio, the 2013 Predicador is perhaps showing the difficulties of the vintage with an Atlantic profile and some herbal notes that for a minute transported me to Bordeaux. The Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes fermented in small oak vats and matured in French barriques and resulted in a creamy wine with juicy fruit and very good integration of the wood. It is tasty, supple, approachable and has a good finish. However, this does not deliver the aromatics of the other reds. 90,000

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Varietal: Tempranillo

There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.

Region: La Rioja

La Rioja is by far the most famous wine region of Spain, and remains one of the world's great wine producing regions, consistently offering deep, complex red wines of character and distinction, partly due to the fact that La Rioja benefits from excellent soils, rich in minerals and nutrients, and plenty of sunshine. The climatic conditions allow the fine grape varietals to reach full ripeness and express plenty of the best features of their terroir, making La Rioja wines some of the most interesting to have ever come out of Europe. The Cantabrian mountains to the north provide the perfect shelter from the colder, wetter influences of the Atlantic oceans, and in the beloved vineyards of La Rioja, wineries have been cultivating exceedingly flavorful Tempranillo grapes for generations for the inclusion in their fine single variety and blended wines.

Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.