Post #100! 2009 Creta Roble Tempranillo Ribera del Duero

This is my 100th post, and I wanted to go back to my roots and write about a wine from Spain.   I consumed mostly Spanish wines when I first started drinking wine and still enjoy a nice Spanish vino but being in California it is tough to find a good selection of Spanish wines!   I did find this tempranillo from Ribera del Duero and loved the notes on it.   Can’t resist a good tempranillo  :-)

On the nose… blackberries, coffee, and spicy chocolate.   This wine smells exotic and rich.   The mouthfeel is round and ripe, and the finish is definitely berry-esque with more bite emerging.   The finish has lingering acidity and I think this wine would be great paired with some Spanish tapas (of course!) and pork.   I’m excited to try more tempranillo from Ribera del Duero!



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