Jammy berry aromas are touched up by rich, ample amounts of wood smoke and spice. It feels tight, tannic and almost tough, with leather, lemony oak and tobacco flavors accenting a core of blackberry. Robust, long and smoky on the finish. Drink 2015–2017.
Expansive and generous on the nose, this has all the bold berry aromas for which Ribera del Duero is known. It feels tight as a drum, with staunch acidity. Flavors of dark fruit and chocolate are typical for a small-production—150 cases—modern wine. It’s tight, spicy and integrated on the finish, with a lasting note of lemony oak. Best 2014–2018.
This barrel-fermented Verdejo is interesting, but it’s also a bit low on acidity. It smells like pine and blowsy flowers. Creamy, soft and cuddly on the palate, this has flavors of baked apple, wood resin and banana. It finishes round and sweet. Drink now.