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Ramón Bilbao Single Vineyard Spanien 2007

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Bright, deep, cherry-red. Intense aromas of ripe black berries to the nose accompanied with balsamic touches which are reminiscent of coconut and liquorice. It is fresh and pleasant in the mouth with a noticeable texture where the smokey and fruit assembled nuances reappear. Long and enfolding finish. Try with cold cuts, light cheeses, and meat, and even blue fish.

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Bodegas Ramón Bilbao:
Bodegas Ramón Bilbao was established in 1924 by wine trader Ramón Bilbao Murga in the Rioja region of Spain. The wines were produced in the traditional aged style of the region and continued to be successful throughout generations of the Bilbao family. In 1972, the winery was sold to corporate owners, but ones who are committed to preserving the integrity and traditions of the ... Read more
Bodegas Ramón Bilbao was established in 1924 by wine trader Ramón Bilbao Murga in the Rioja region of Spain. The wines were produced in the traditional aged style of the region and continued to be successful throughout generations of the Bilbao family. In 1972, the winery was sold to corporate owners, but ones who are committed to preserving the integrity and traditions of the wines. Today, the wines are still produced using modern technology with respect for classic styles and characteristics.  Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ramón Bilbao Single Vineyard Spanien

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,846
3.00 5
11/09/2011

Quite aggressively oaky on the nose at first sniff though there seems to be some interesting things going on underneath all that oak, as well as a bit of alcoholic heat. There’s definitely an impression of cherry fruit here as well as some baked, toasty notes. This is relatively thick up front and a bit soft in the mouth lending this a broad lush feeling. The oak is obvious, and lends this sweetness, yet somehow it manages to not be overwhelming. The fruit sits beneath the oak, lending good richness to the palate. The finish is rather dry and a bit short, with some black cherry fruit appearing on the finale. A well-made wine but one that trades feel for detail. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,846
3.50 5
11/09/2011

This shows a nice layered look on the nose with slightly jammy wild strawberry fruit well matched with lightly nutty oak that imparts a nice smoky top note here. In the mouth this combines a touch of extra richness with nice refreshing acids to give this a rare combination of weight and energy. The oak comes up on the mid-palate adding additional depth and complexity but never covers the fruit, which turns a bit more red currant like with edges of astringency. The finish is a touch dry with lovely tension created by the edge of astringency and the soft richness of the fruit. This lacks a touch of elegance but it packs a nice mouthful of fruitiness with a lovely hint of rusticity. This is a wine made for roast or grilled goat or lamb. 88pts


Member Reviews for Ramón Bilbao Single Vineyard Spanien

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4.50 5
11/03/2011

Dusty nose full of soy sauce and beef jerky. Spice and black pepper on the attack -- this is really great because it leads with black fruit and by the end shows cherries and a hint of sweetness. Could very easily have a bottle of this to myself.


4.00 5
11/03/2011

Fresh pungent red fruit aromas, leather and earth. There's some red licorice and a great dose of drying acidity, dark fruit throughout the palate which ends in a bit of chocolate and coffee. Very nice.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
11/03/2011

Soft aromas of toasted marshmallow, horse blanket, and urinal cake (seriously). The mouth has a very supple roundness with nicely evolving tannins. A little bit of coconut and stone fruit on the finish.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
11/03/2011

A bouquet of rich dark and red fruit wafts through the nose with a bit of wood on top. The palette brings brighter red fruit, medium body and a touch of tannin. Perfect balance and a delight to sip on and pair with food.


Snooth User: heathbodell
461225682
4.00 5
11/03/2011

Dark fruit and spice on the nose. A perfectly balanced body with hints of dark cherry and leather. Very delicious wine.


Snooth User: Pablo Gonzalo
70819631
3.00 5
04/23/2011

Normalito. No esta malo pero tampoco sorprende.


Snooth User: guillomachuca
61435215
3.00 5
03/24/2011

For $11, it was good buy. Medium bodied, strong berry and leather aroma with a subtle taste.


External Reviews for Ramón Bilbao Single Vineyard Spanien

External Review
07/06/2011

According to the Wine Spectator - This lively red offers bright flavors of cherry, vanilla, smoke and spices, with a plump texture and just enough tannin for grip. Balanced and expressive. Drink now through 2013. 7,500 cases imported.


External Review
10/24/2011

There is no Reserva or Gran Reserva in 2007 due to the average quality of the vintage so that fruit made its way in to the 2007 Crianza. It is 100% Tempranillo that spent 13 months in American oak. Aromas of cedar, tobacco, violets, black cherry, and blackberry inform the nose of this medium-bodied, spicy, nicely proportioned Rioja. It is a very good value for drinking over the next 4-5 years.



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Bright, deep, cherry-red. Intense aromas of ripe black berries to the nose accompanied with balsamic touches which are reminiscent of coconut and liquorice. It is fresh and pleasant in the mouth with a noticeable texture where the smokey and fruit assembled nuances reappear. Long and enfolding finish. Try with cold cuts, light cheeses, and meat, and even blue fish.

Dietary Information: Kosher

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.20 g/l grams per liter

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