Category Archives: Ribera del Duero

Alidis Ribera del Duero Reserva – 2004 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietal: Tempranillo – 100%  Blackberry cobbler, anise, Cardamom and chocolate. Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — … Continue reading

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Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos Roble Ribera del Duero 2006 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Tempranillo is bold and has a sophisticated structure; the multitude of spice, roasted fruit and exotic forest notes balance the acid in this wine for a very drinkable wine as a stand-alone or wine with food. The notes exhibited … Continue reading

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Cillar de Silos Crianza Ribera del Duero – 2004 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

Deep dark ink in coloration; silky tannins with the right amount of acid.  Red plum coulis, bread toast, Crimini mushroom, and forest floor. ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Bodegas Arrocal Arroca Ribera del Duero Tempranillo – 2005 – 8.7 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This Tempranillo from Bodegas Arrocal Arrocal high in acid and might be best enjoyed with food. This wine has rich freshly picked plum, Oaxacan simmering spices, underbrush, chile Pequin, and Braeburn apple. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from … Continue reading

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Bodegas Arzuaga La Planta Ribera del Duero Tempranillo – 2005 – 7.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

The label on this bottle carefully describes the TLC this bottle received what it didn’t mention was that there was a synthetic cork.  Synth closures are my least favourite, I always get a plastic finish on my palette.  This had … Continue reading

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Viña Gormaz Tempranillo Ribera del Duero – 2005 – 7.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A well balanced tempranillo; a drier tempranillo with some scents of spice and some deep red fruit like plum. My only issue with this bottle is that it could be better than what I had at sampling. This wine has … Continue reading

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