• Valderiz Ribera del Duero 2015 94 x 2

    Valderiz Ribera del Duero 2015

    Top 100 of 2018

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    Top 100 Wine of 2018, #26 Rank - Wine Spectator

    94pts Wine Spectator

    94pts James Suckling

    "Rich and focused, this red delivers ripe fruit flavors of currant and blackberry that mingle with espresso, mineral and licorice notes. Concentrated and harmonious." ~ Wine Spectator

    Pingus calls every year looking to buy fruit because of the location, oenology, organic farming and biodynamic preparations. How do you like them apples?

    We're into this Valderiz Ribera del Duero because it's so rich with fruit and beautifully concentrated. Translation: very food friendly stuff. Start off with a salad of baby arugula, sliced d'Anjou pear, Manchego cheese and a garlicky vinaigrette. For added oomph, top with shaved Serrano ham; its salt will be exquisite opposite all of that delicious fruit. The winery recommends grilling lamb chops over vine cuttings. Sounds good to us, but if you don't happen to have any vine cuttings, we're perfectly happy with this Valderiz and grilled lamb chops after they've been rubbed with EVOO, crushed garlic and red pepper flakes. The wine also goes beautifully with grilled vegetables. Classic onions and peppers, or brocolli, cauliflower, yams and grape tomatoes tossed with EVOO, salt and Vaudovan curry powder and then roasted in the oven. You won't need the lamb chops! Not a meateater? Not to worry; this Valderiz works very nicely with grilled salmon. Put that next to the roasted Vaudovan veggies and you're all set. Any questions?

    Wine Spectator: Designated Top 100 Wine of 2018, #26 Rank. "Rich and focused, this red delivers ripe fruit flavors of currant and blackberry that mingle with espresso, mineral and licorice notes. The firm tannins are well-integrated and crisp acidity keeps this focused. Concentrated and harmonious. Drink now through 2030. 2,500 cases made." Sep 2018

    James Suckling: "Impressive aromas of dark spice and pepper with graphite and ripe dark berries. This has a very plush and succulent palate with rich dark plums, dark chocolate and berries. Fresh, concentrated and powerful Ribera. Drink or hold." Aug 2018

    Importer: "The family is currently one of the forerunners in organic agriculture in the Ribera del Duero area. The total absence of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers is the vinyard´s distinctive trademark. This practice has led to some forward-thinking to develop biodynamic viticulture and since 2000, a small area of land has been cultivated using biodynamic practices. The “Pago de Valdehermoso” is a vineyard situated in Roa where some of the most complex Tinta del Pais grapes in the Ribera del Duero region are produced, as certified by D.O. enologists benchmark analysis."

    Bottle 750ml, cork
    Farming                                                     
    Practicing organic                                                                                                            
    Varietal 100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo)
    Alcohol  
    14.91%
    Acidity 
    4.81g/100ml
    Aging 24 months 80% French oak, 20% American oak, in 60% new and 40% one year
    Region Ribero del Duero, Spain
    Production Limited to 2,500 dozen