Balbas Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2010


Next stop, we venture overseas to Spain in the Ribera del Duero.  The region's principal grape variety is tempranillo, which usually expresses itself in a more powerful guise than Rioja to the north.  This particular wine from Balbas is a blend of 90% tempranillo and 10% cabernet.  Built to last, it sees 18 months in American oak.  Its aromatics remind of cedar, vanilla and blackcurrant.  The palate has long length, a full body and ripe and saturated flavours.  A high quality example of Ribera del Duero.

Rating: Very Good
Abv: 14%
Price: $51
Source: sample
Vendors and website: http://bordeauxandbeyond.com
Tasted: 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon
February 29, 2016
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