Ribera Del Duero Wine

This region is located within Castilla y Leon and runs along the Duero River. The area concentrates mainly on red wines starring Tinto Fino (a.k.a. Tinto del Pais, a.k.a. Tempranillo). This is customarily blended with indigenous Garnacha and other Spanish-grown French grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec and Merlot. The only white grape produced is Albillo, which is mostly consumed locally. 

The area has been producing wines for many centuries, since the Roman era. Up until the 1970’s, bodega Vega Sicilia hogged most of the spotlight until the 1980’s when Alejandro Fernandez and his bodega Pesquera gained attention, with others cult favorites like Pingus and Abadia Retuerta soon to follow. Now the region consists of a mix of traditional wine-making to more modern experimentation as well as accessible, quality table wines. 
 
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  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Furmint

    History of the grape: Exact details of Furmint’s origins are a bit murky. It is known that Hungarian King Bela IV ord...

  • Grand Noir

    Grand Noir de la Calmette or Grand Noir is a red grape created in 1855 by French grape breeder Henri Bouschet at his ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

Popular Wineries in Ribera Del Duero View all

  • Bodegas y Viñedos Valtravieso

    The first vines were planted on the ‘La Revilla’ estate in 1985. The first vintage, Valtravieso C...

  • Bodegas Rodero

    Coming from a family of viticultores of the riverside place of Pedrosa of Duero, Burgos, Carmelo ...

  • Condado de Haza

    Alejandro Fernández discovered an abandoned hillside on the banks of the River Duero in the mid-1...

  • Pago de los Capellanes

    Pago de los Capellanes is located near the village of Pedrosa de Duero, nestled deep in the heart...

  • Bodegas Reyes

    Bodegas Reyes was founded in 1994 by Juan José and Luis Reyes with their father Teofilo as Techni...

  • Bodegas Emina

    In order to produce the Emina wines, the grape has been carefully selected from the very best est...

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Ribera Del Duero on Snooth

  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... ... (Vega Sicilia) 2001 Ribera del Duero Alion is a project that was started by the famed Vega Sicilia estate in Ribera del Duero in 1986. The wine exhibits black fruit, expressive tannin and new oak influence. 2001 is noted as an exceptional vintage in Rioja a... Read More

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  • Conde de Siruela Crianza Do 2008

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Avaniel Rosado 2013

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    Beautiful rich color in the glass. Expressive nose of fresh lilies, strawberry, kiwi and suggestions of cotton candy. Welcoming aromas of bubblegum. Luscious and juicy acidity on the palate with a brightness. Flavors of watermelon, cranberry, pomegranate and strawberry drippings with an interesting tinge of green, like a streak of cilantro. ... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Alconte Ribera del Duero 2009

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    Very fragrant when opened, but calms way down in the glass. Nose of dried red berries, dark plum and cigar box. Medium bodied on the palate with an entry of tar, toast, cedar and dried dark fruit skins accented by cocoa powder and spent espresso. Youthful acidity is bracing and the tannin attack is swift and powerful. Makes the experience so... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Bodegas Montebaco Tempranillo Blend Ribera del Duero Semele Crianza 2010

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    The wine is a nice ruby color in the glass, bright and clear. The nose is very earthy, with a burst of green grass, fresh herbs and oak overlaid with a hint of tar. The taste is really nice and easy drinking, making it a great wine to pair with a variety of dishes. The taste is not as fruit forward as many other examples I've seen, just a hin... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • No need to Abandon CA Cabernet Al...you just might try experimenting with some ... ... to point you. Rioja and Ribera del Duero are good regions to start with.&nbs Read More

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  • Bodegas Valsardo Ribera del Duero Reserva Superior 2001

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    Big and beautiful. It opens up for hours upon hours. I drank this over the course of about 5 hours and each sip opened up new flavor nuances. This is a very well made and complex wine. It was a WTSO.com purchase. Read More

    Wine review by stephen2208


  • I'm 34 yrs old and have been working in the restaurant industry for the ... interests in wine include Ribera Del Duero, Clare Valley Riesling, wines of New England and Long Island, NY, Austrian reds like St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch, beautiful red Burgundies both delicate and deep structured styles, Tuscan Sangiovese and anything that is bang... Read More

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  • NG and Jon - I think you've tried the wrong Syrah. It's far more ... ... even grown right outside of Ribera del Duero and I'm sure you wouldn't say that's one-dimensional! In fact, I'd be surprised if anyone could identify it blind as Syrah, and if one wants to talk about terroir, that's the conversation - it should trump the grape and the win... Read More

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  • Ribera del Duero Torremoron 2012

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    Beautiful on the nose with violet and chocolate accents framing bright, slightly wild huckleberry and blackberry fruit underlane with some smoky mineral accents. Zesty on entry and edgy with youthful freshness, this delivers a mouth filling, slightly spice palate full of wild blueberry, black cherry, and blackberry fruit. theres a nice edge to ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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