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Sherry-Lehmann USD 119.95 750ml

Bodegas Alion Ribera del Duero 2014

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2014 is a better vintage in Ribera del Duero than in Rioja, and the 2014 Alión, shows it. Sourced from 130 hectares of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) in Ribera del Duero and possibly the most modern of the Vega Sicilia Group wines, it's silky, voluptuous and jammy, ripe and generous without being too much. The grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats, and the wine matured in new and second use French barriques for 12 to 14 months. It's quite ripe and powerful yet balanced and with great freshness. The palate is medium to full-bodied with lots of fruit, juicy and showy, modern without excess. 284,284 bottles along with 6,500 magnums and some larger formats were produced. You might want to give it some more time in bottle. It was bottled in June 2016.-Wine Advocate *(94 points)*

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Bodegas y Viñedos Alión:
Bodegas y Viñedos Alión is a winery establshed in 1986 by the Álvarez family (of Vega Sicilia) in Padilla de Duero, Spain. They specifically did not want to make a “second wine” of the famed Vega Sicilia Ribera del Duero, and instead created something intended as its own separate and more modern entity. Alión is the name of the village where founder Dav... Read more
Bodegas y Viñedos Alión is a winery establshed in 1986 by the Álvarez family (of Vega Sicilia) in Padilla de Duero, Spain. They specifically did not want to make a “second wine” of the famed Vega Sicilia Ribera del Duero, and instead created something intended as its own separate and more modern entity. Alión is the name of the village where founder David Álvarez was born. These full-bodied and concentrated wines are based on fine quality Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) sourced from vineyards adjacent to Vega Sicilia and from the Alión estate.  Read less

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2014 is a better vintage in Ribera del Duero than in Rioja, and the 2014 Alión, shows it. Sourced from 130 hectares of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) in Ribera del Duero and possibly the most modern of the Vega Sicilia Group wines, it's silky, voluptuous and jammy, ripe and generous without being too much. The grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats, and the wine matured in new and second use French barriques for 12 to 14 months. It's quite ripe and powerful yet balanced and with great freshness. The palate is medium to full-bodied with lots of fruit, juicy and showy, modern without excess. 284,284 bottles along with 6,500 magnums and some larger formats were produced. You might want to give it some more time in bottle. It was bottled in June 2016.-Wine Advocate *(94 points)*

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