Resalte Crianza 2005
The nose really jumps out with a potent bouquet of dark red fruit, acid and soil. Racy flavors of fresh pomegranate and sour cherry while showing plenty of acidity and some earth on the palate. There's also a licorice mint freshness along with powerful but fine grained tannins on the back end. Resolves well with a graceful medium finish. This is an excellent RdD...very well balanced, flavorful, and with some good short to medium term aging potential. 93+
Interesting and Delicious Tempranillo Tasted February 2011 Color is deep garnet, about two-thirds opaque with highlights of ruby around the edges and brownish-purple darker tones in the middle of the glass. Pleasant and intriguing smell: Immediately one detects apothecary alcohol, followed by sweet bonfire, beef jerky, and a whiff of road dust. Decanting produces the gentle bouquet of a strawberry garden. The wine offers a silky body, a bit of acidity on the tounge, and modest tannins. Tasted on its own, the tempranillo reveals unusual flavors – canned green beans and a hint of oak. After some decanting, delicious vanilla beans and buttery biscuits covered with strawberry preserves took over. With food, the wine’s fruity deliciousness asserts itself further and the body lightens to that of a California pinot noir. Aftertaste is a modest, savory portion of charred pork t-bone. This Ribera del Duero makes for a fascinating wine on its own. Tasted with broiled grass-fed burgers and sweet potato fries it was absolutely full and delicious. This review remains the property of C. Elliot.
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Fresh and focused, this firm red delivers ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit, backed by espresso and licorice accents, finishing with alluring notes of sous-bois and mineral. Offers depth and drive. Drink now through 2016.