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Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2016 750ml

Rated 93-95 - When I tasted it, the 2016 Aalto had already been blended and taken out of the barrels, waiting to be bottled in a couple of weeks....
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Aalto Ribera Del Duero Ps 2016 750ml

Rated 98 - Made from 100% very old vine Tempranillo and aged 20 months in French oak, the 2016 Aalto Ps is a thrilling, brilliant effort that...
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Alonso Del Yerro Tinto 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2013 Crianza was produced with Tempranillo grapes from their organically-farmed vineyards in the village of Roa in Ribera del Duero....
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Alonso Del Yerro Tinto 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2014 Crianza has aromas of peat and ink, with ripe black fruit and abundant dusty tannins. The palate is medium-bodied. 53,000...
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Arzuaga Crianza 2015 375ml

Rated 90 - This shows aromas of dark plums, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Full and round body with velvety tannins and good balance, but only a...
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Arzuaga Crianza 2016 750ml

Arzuaga Crianza Our Flagship Wine The Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties with which this wine is produced are grown in the...
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Arzuaga Gran Reserva 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - The nose is dense with a pleasing sweetness, attractively evolved with tobacco, roasted meats and black fruit. The palate develops an...
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Arzuaga La Planta 2016 750ml

Rated 93 - Concentrated aromas of blackberry jam, cherry skin and black peppers jump out of the glass. The palate is firm but smooth with silky...
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Bodegas Protos Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2015 750ml

Rated 95 - The nose and palate are loaded with red fruit, fresh acidity and rounded, elegant tannins. This is very well made and does not lack for...
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Bodegas Protos Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A classically styled nose with old-school oak played into ripe red plums. Lots of spice and hints of fresh leather starting to build....
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Bodegas Protos Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Robust aromas of dark toast, cool mint, cola, blackberry and chocolate are riper than what most 2013 RDDs show. A round, expansive...
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Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - A dense and layered red with meat, chocolate, dried berry and walnut aromas and flavors. This has a full body and velvety tannins. A...
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Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - TOP 100 SPANISH WINES OF 2018 #99 - Aromas of blackcurrants, crushed violets, rosemary and thyme. Full body, good concentration and...
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Castilla Y Leon Ribera del Duero Spain Tempranillo

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.





Some experts claim that centrally-located Ribera del Duero, Spain's fastest growing wine region, has the greatest potential for memorable red wines. These are largely inspired by the revered Vega Sicilia, an estate producer whose dark Tempranillo wines are balanced with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. For one hundred years Vega Sicilia has taken Spanish tradition to the extreme, growing highly concentrated grapes and aging wines ten years in cask and sometimes more in bottle before releasing exquisite, expensive wines that still benefit from cellar aging. Like slightly smaller versions of Vega Sicilia, other Ribera del Duero Tempranillos are tannic and long-lived, usually inky and massive, with complicated aromas of chocolate, plums and smoke. French varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec are joining the native varietals. White Ribera del Duero uses the indigenous varietal Albillo.



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.

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.