Intense cherry color and violet rim. On the nose, medium-high intensity with abundant notes of ripe black fruit, spices, balsamic notes and black licorice. Good acidity on the palate. The soft texture brings out mature and sily tannins
100% Tinta del País hand-picked and fermented in stainless steel, aged 10 days in barrel.
"Bright ruby. Raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a hint of woodsmoke in the background. Lively and precise, with sweet red fruit flavors and good tangy lift. Refreshingly brisk, with strong finishing cut and a touch of candied rose."
International Wine Cellar
"Nicely focused, with red currant, red licorice and roasted vanilla bean notes backed by a dusting of cocoa powder. The finish is supple. Drink now through 2010."
"O. Fournier's 2008 Urban Ribera was aged in French oak for 4 months. It is 100% Tinta del Pais (as are all 3 of these wines). Dark ruby-colored with a stylish nose of earth, mineral, spice box and blackberry, on the palate it is smooth-textured, ripe, and easy-going. Drink this excellent value over the next 4 years. It is an excellent introduction to the wines of Ribera del Duero.
The Wine Advocate