Bodega O. Fournier Ribera del Duero Urban Oak 2005

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Slowly, this ripe Ribera fills with pure red fruit and sweet spice. The texture is lush, with terse acidity to match aged Manchego. (Best Buy) Year's Best Ribera del Duero.

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Bodegas y Viñedos O. Fournier:
As you approach this winery on a lonely dirt road, it looks like a flying saucer has landed in the middle of a vineyard. Using modern technology and both local and international expertise, the Spanish Ortega Gil-Fournier family aims to produce the highest-quality wines. Grapes are planted in rocky, sandy soil on three estates at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,940 feet), producing reds with inte... Read more
As you approach this winery on a lonely dirt road, it looks like a flying saucer has landed in the middle of a vineyard. Using modern technology and both local and international expertise, the Spanish Ortega Gil-Fournier family aims to produce the highest-quality wines. Grapes are planted in rocky, sandy soil on three estates at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,940 feet), producing reds with intense color and strong tannins. Tours with an oenologist and lunch are available by appointment. There's a small charge for tasting. Read less

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Snooth User: rmcunningham
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09/11/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Bodega O. Fournier Ribera del Duero Urban Oak

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Slowly, this ripe Ribera fills with pure red fruit and sweet spice. The texture is lush, with terse acidity to match aged Manchego. (Best Buy) Year's Best Ribera del Duero.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Like a delicious chunk of dark chocolate with mint filling, this red is sweet and generous, with enough chalky tannin to moderate its Portlike ripeness. A few years in the bottle will provide more complexity.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright ruby color. Smoky strawberry, raspberry and floral aromas are fresh and fine. Juicy, tannin-free red berry flavors show a jammy character and no rough edges. This is all about fruit, finishing sweet and persistent.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2004 Urban Ribera offers superb value. Made from 100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo), it was aged 4 months in French oak. Dark ruby-colored, it offers toasty blackberry aromas and flavors. Medium bodied, with a supple palate-feel, the wine is full-flavored, fleshy, and easy-to-drink. Its finish is long and pure. Drink it now and over the next 4 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2007 Urban Ribera is a strong candidate for the best new release Ribera del Duero under $25. Made from 100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo), the wine spent four months in French oak. Purple-colored, it offers up a fragrant bouquet of scorched earth, violets, and black cherry that leaps from the glass. Smooth-textured and suave on the palate, it has loads of succulent black fruit, silky tannins, excellent depth and grip, and a juicy finish. Drink this tasty effort over the next four years.




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