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Staff Pick

El Pedrosal, Ribera del Duero - 2015

Item # 26364 750mL
$19.99/ Single Bottle
$239.88 $215.89/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Youthful and modern, this 100% Tinto Fino was aged 12 months in a combination of French and American oak, lending a toasty charry quality to the black cherry profile. Full-bodied and with big grippy tannins, this is a great wine for robust meals. Pair with grilled red meats - lamb or steak and roasted eggplant and portobellos.

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Staff Pick Notes

California Cabernet fans looking to discover Old World wines should look no further than Ribera del Duero, just north of Madrid. Here you'll find Tempranillo, locally known as Tinto Fino. The intense dark fruit of the El Pedrosal is smoothed by American and French oak for 12 months, imparting notes of mocha and vanilla. The Crianza label requires one year of aging in oak barrels and an additional year in the bottle. This is just enough time in the barrel to smooth the tannins from the intense fruit while still keeping the fresh violet aroma and ripe black cherry flavor. Impress friends at your next BBQ with this phenomenal pairing.

- LM

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