Tinto Pesquera Ribera del Duero Crianza 2009

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One of Spain’s best values is also one of red wine’s most consistent and fairly priced bottles every vintage: pioneering produce Alejandro Fernandez’ Tinto Pesequera Crianza.

I love Ribera del Duero for its contradictions. The power of high temperature regions, but the structure and elegance of the best cool climate regions. Why? The high elevation of the region and its huge diurnal temperature shifts mean big fruit but freshness, at least in the best examples.

The wine is a powerful, fruity wine with a lot of dark fruit, but framed with savory umami and chalky tannin. It is one of the classic examples of Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and is demonstrative of Tempranillo’s capacity for effortless, restrained power.

Drink now, drink later. Just drink.

Very Good to Very Good+
$35 at BCLDB

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