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2011 Aalto Ribera del Duero

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2011 Aalto Ribera del Duero

Producer: Aalto
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Tempranillo
Origin: Spain
Region: Ribera del Duero

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013

(aged for two years in small French and American oak barrels):  Opaque ruby.  Assertive aromas of blackberry, bitter cherry, spicecake and floral pastilles.  Sweet and expansive on entry, then tighter in the middle, with an alluringly perfumed quality to the dark berry, cherry-cola and vanilla flavors.  Finishes sappy and long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and grip.

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Tempranillo

Tempranillo, arguably the most famous of Spain's native grapes, is a vibrant, aromatic varietal that offers spicy, red fruit aromas and flavors. The grape's name translates to "little early one," a moniker that references fruit's early ripening tendency-- Tempranillo thrives even with a short growing season. The varietal is at its best in...
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