2008 Tinto Roble Ribera del Duero DO : Bodegas Viña Mayor : Spain

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The Bodegas y Viñedos Viña Mayor project began in Quintanilla de Onésimo (Valladolid) in 1986 in the wake of the birth of the official Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero certification. With a track record of more than 20 years of success, Bodegas y Viñedos Viña Mayor is known as an innovative highly positioned brand with regards to the quality of their range of wines from the regions of D.O. Ribera del Duero, D.O. Toro and D.O. Rueda. Viña Mayor’s position as an industry leader has been consolidated through the crafting of wines with personality, modern style and elegance. Their wines have repeatedly been awarded prizes by the world’s most prestigious wine guides and top competitions. Tempranillo is the premium red wine grape variety from the Rioja and Ribera del Duero region in Spain. Tempranillo’s aromas and flavors often combine elements of berry fruit, herbaceousness, and an earthy-leathery minerality. Being low in acidity and sugar content, it is commonly blended with Carignan (Mazuela), Grenache (Garnacha), Graciano, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This 2008 is made from 100% Tempranillo. After fermentation the wine spent 3 months is American oak barrels. The color of this wine is a deep black cherry red continuing with elegant notes of ripe red fruits combined with well integrated oak on the nose. On the palate, this is a full-bodied and well balanced bottling that is very fleshy with perceived sweet tannins. The finish is lengthy, round and smooth.

Serving and Pairing Notes for 2008 Tinto Roble Ribera del Duero

Pair with Roasted Capon with a Rovello & Niscalos Mushroom Natural Jus. Drink now through 2014.

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