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2018 Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz Ribera Del Duero

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September 25, 2022 - $26



95Wine Spectator

This velvety red offers generous layers of cherry reduction, espresso, clove and loamy earth notes that are flanked with licorice, graphite and floral hints. Shows freshness and concentration.

92Vinous / IWC

Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and cassis aromas display very good clarity and complementary vanilla and floral nuances. Bitter cherry, blackberry and spicecake flavors show very good depth and turn sweeter with air. Gently gripping tannins build slowly on a long, dark-fruit-dominated finish that leaves hints of mocha, candied violet and baking spices behind.

92James Suckling

Some depth of dark fruit with inky blackberries, stones, graphite and spices on the nose. This is a more elegant expression of Ribera del Duero with chalky tannins framed in a linear mouth-feel.


Spain, Castilla-Leon, Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero is, in the words of wine writer Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson, “the modern red wine miracle of northern Spain.” In 2012 Wine Enthusiast magazine named it the international wine region of the year. The appellation is a high, rocky plateau in north/central Spain that follows the Duero River for 60 miles before the river passes into Portugal, where it becomes the famous Douro River, then flows into the Atlantic Ocean. There are more than 60,000 vineyard acres in the appellation and only red wines are produced under appellations regulations. Low rainfall, hot days, many hours of sunlight and harsh winters produce grapes of great depth and flavor. Ribera de Duero’s reputation owes much to Vega Sicilia, a 150-year old estate known both for its excellent traditional red wines and its willingness to innovate with the times. Tempranillo, known locally as Tinto Fino, is the dominant red grape in the appellation, and it is often blended with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec or Merlot. The highly acclaimed Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez, world famous for its Tinto Pesquera, is also in Ribera del Duero. The appellation status was awarded in 1982.