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Ercavio Mas Que Vinos Roble 2009

Member Review by zufrieden:

I concur wholeheartedly with the previous reviews; a top-notch value from Spain with some complexity that belies price. Good density and rich black fruit on the palate with a good cypress and blackberry nose. Good, medium to long finish. Excellent value.

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Bodegas Ercavio:
Three friends and winemaking consultants were drawn to the village of Dosbarrios, in the Mesa de Ocana, 60 kilometres east of Toledo. by not only the beauty of the area, but by the potential of the calcerous clay vineyards for the production of fine wines Margarita Madrigal, Gonzalo Rodriguez and Alexandra Schmedes have honed their craft through many years of consultancy work in Spain and have... Read more
Three friends and winemaking consultants were drawn to the village of Dosbarrios, in the Mesa de Ocana, 60 kilometres east of Toledo. by not only the beauty of the area, but by the potential of the calcerous clay vineyards for the production of fine wines Margarita Madrigal, Gonzalo Rodriguez and Alexandra Schmedes have honed their craft through many years of consultancy work in Spain and have brought this vast knowledge and ability together to produce their own wines and called them Ercavio, after a nearby old Roman settlement. They set about renovating the old property called La Plazuela, which dated back to 1851 and began the regeneration of 15 hectares of prime indigenous varieties such as Cencible (Tempranillo), Garnacha and Arien, along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. The Blanco is made primarily of Arien and a small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc. By achieving low yields they are able to obtain ideal fruit for this young, fresh and fruity wine. The Tempranillo grapes for the Roble are harvested at perfect maturity and vinified by the combination of traditional and modern methods. After fermentation the wine is taken in tinajas (clay amphors) to the old winery for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 5 months in a combination of French and American oak. Their top cuvee is called ?La Plazuela? and pays homage to the terroir and the authentic varieties of Central Spain. Made from Cencible and Garnacha vineyards that are over 50 years old, it is fermented in tank to keep the freshness of the fruit, followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel and maturation for 15 months in a combination of new and one year old French oak. Read less

Member Reviews for Ercavio Mas Que Vinos Roble

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/22/2010

I concur wholeheartedly with the previous reviews; a top-notch value from Spain with some complexity that belies price. Good density and rich black fruit on the palate with a good cypress and blackberry nose. Good, medium to long finish. Excellent value.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/21/2009

Robert Parker gave this 91 pts. It's a deep, rich tempranillo that is a great bargain at under $15 a bottle. Thick, dense and opulent wine.


Snooth User: ONUMello
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/17/2011

Day 1: Muted nose; just a little muted dark fruit coming through. The palate starts off with plain plum and cherry notes, but this wine's finish is its winning characteristic- very rich blackberry, reminds me of Chambord. Unfortunately a nice finish doesn't make up for the rest of it. Day 2: A bit stronger nose/palate with dark fruit notes, but the finish isn't as strong.


Snooth User: Ibn Shisha
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/24/2009

This seemed to downplay the fruit and push forward the leather and earthy notes more than some other tempranillos.


Snooth User: Muchkabouche
232185202
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/26/2009

Just to add to my comments on this wine. It is good now, but in my estimation could benefit by a year or two in the cellar. Complex, and able to age a bit.


Snooth User: Muchkabouche
232185202
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/26/2009

Rich purple color in the glass, with a nice plum fruit and rich aroma. Medium mouth feel, clean and 7-10 second finish. Tannins present, in nice balance with acid. Nice to drink alone, and changed with addition of asiago hard cheese. Become more mellow, and paired well. With hard salami and gorgonzola stuffed green olives very nice, and picked up some spicy notes. A great value at $10-$12. Available at World Market.


Snooth User: mattg722
535186185
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2010

Solid fruit. Not overpowering wood, leather, and spice are what make this wine truly interesting and worth more than a single glass.


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External Reviews for Ercavio Mas Que Vinos Roble

External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

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External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

The first wine I reviewed for Premier was the 2003 Ercavio. Sometimes I'm afraid to revisit wines I was passionate about early in my wine education, for fear that they would seem undrinkable to me now. But if the 2003 was anything like our current 2006, I have nothing to be ashamed of, as I still believe it to be one of the best $10 Spanish wines available. Most Spanish wines at this price deliver a rather simple mouthful of jammy fruit, but the Ercavio complicates its plum and blueberry flavors with savory notes of grilled meat, damp earth, dark chocolate and wood smoke. In terms of complexity and balance, this stands out among its peers.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/03/2010

RP: 90+ Points


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/07/2010

Ercavio Tempranillo Roble 2007: Diesen Wein bekommen sie zu einem sensationellen Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Nur unter optimalen Reifebedingungen findet für diesen mit 90 Parker Punkten ausgezeichneten Wein die Weinlese statt. Der Wein wird unter Einsatz von moderner Kellertechnik traditionell vinifiziert. Den jungen Wein legt man für den biologischen Säureabbau in sogenannte Tinajas (Steinamphoren). Für fünf Monate reift er in amerikanischen und französischen Eichenfässern.    Weingut: ErcavioRegion: Kastilien - La ManchaRebsorte: TempranilloInhalt: 0.75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5 g/lRestsüße: 1 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°CAuszeichnungen:90 Parker Punkte Jg. 2007 für unter 10 Euro Rotwein > Spanien > Kastilien-La Mancha


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

The 2005 Ercavio Roble is a remarkable value. Produced from 100% Cencibel (Tempranillo), this is a custom cuvée selected by importer Eric Solomon, and was aged for 5 months in French and American oak. Purple colored, with fragrant spice box, tobacco, blueberry, and blackberry aromas, this full-bodied effort has gobs of ripe fruit, a firm structure, and a 40-second finish, not bad value for a sawbuck. Although this well-made wine will surely evolve for 2-3 years, who will have the patience? This is one to purchase by the case.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

An astonishing value, the 2003 Ercavio Roble, made from 100% Cencibel (the local term for Tempranillo), smells like a great Cabernet Sauvignon made by Napa's Ann Colgin. Gorgeous blueberry liqueur notes intermixed with graphite and minerals jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-colored 2003. It boasts fabulous intensity, an alluring texture, and a rich, concentrated finish with no hard edges. This offering could easily compete with wines selling at four to five times the price, but given its origins, I would suggest drinking it over the next 3-4 years. Bravo!


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

Tempranillo. It's from Spain. It's known as their "noble grape." And best of all, it's delicious. Yet somehow this grape remains a mystery to many of those in this area of the world, much like the political decisions of Erie County government. Well, this wine won't solve the county's fiscal crisis, but if you are searching for something new and unrestrained, like our previous budget, give Ercavio a try. This medium-bodied wine is a brilliant dark purple-colored Tempranillo that exhibits fleshy flavors of very ripe raspberry and blackberry, followed up by hints of spice. Firm yet round tannins melt away into a fruity finish that is accentuated by hints of vanilla. This is pretty much pure, unadulterated enjoyment for your mouth. So, if you can't leave Erie County, you can at least take a holiday in Spain with Ercavio and leave your cares behind you!


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