Dark in color with a mild cherry and wood nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely smokey cherry notes along with some nice oak. On the medium to long finish the wine displays some firm tannins and acidity. The alcohol is quite noticeable at 14%. There’s some lovely peppery notes. Is is a complex well made tempranillo. Probably one of the best I’ve had in a while. I would give it an 89 or so which for the price is a bargain. This is definitely a bigger wine, wimps need not apply!
From the LCBO web site:
Fuentespina Roble 7 2013 — VINTAGES#: 657395
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
Opaque ruby. Warm, spice-accented cherry and redcurrant aromas are complemented by a subtle herbal nuance. Dry and spicy on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black pepper flavors that become sweeter with air. The peppery element lingers on the gently tannic finish, which shows good lift and cut. Drinking window: 2016-2021. Score – 88. (Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, Sept. 2015) $15.95
Release Date:November 12, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Ribera del Duero, Spain By: Avelino Vegas S.A.Sugar Content:3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity
Description: Ribera del Duero wines have really established themselves since 1982 when the region was finally awarded its Denominacion de Origen (DO). Vega Sicilia, in the western part of the region, has been producing exceptional wines there since the 19th century, but it took the awarding of the DO to really open the region up. Since 1980, more than 50 estates have set up shop, including Bodegas Fuentespina, owned by the Avelino Vegas company. This 100% Tempranillo shows off the fruit forward possibilities of the grape. Enjoy with rich meat or pasta dishes.