Bodegas O. Fournier Urban Ribera 2008

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain

$15.29 $11.97
Save $3.32
Item No. 105626
  • red wine
  • ST89
  • RP88
  • WS88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
89 Points

"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."
88 Points

"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. "
88 Points

Learn About Bodegas O. Fournier Map ItMap It

The winery´s objective is to produce high quality wines using grapes from our vineyards with a total production of 250,000 bottles from a current 80,000 bottles. Marian Santamaría is responsible for producing the wine. Jose Spisso, Head Winemaker for the Group, assists her during his trips to the Ribera del Duero winery. The main asset of the winery is its vineyard. The...

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Learn About Ribera del Duero

(rib-EHR-ah del dwehr-oh) Only a DO since 1982, Ribera del Duero has been making wine for centuries, and some of the bodegas there have been family run for generations. Of course, the most famous wine of the region is Vega Sicilia, possibly the most expensive and sought-after wine in Spain. Notable Facts The wines of Ribera del Duero are mainly red - white wines here are...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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