A fragrant bouquet of scorched earth, violets, and black cherry that leaps from the glass. Smooth-textured and suave on the palate, it has loads of succulent black fruit, silky tannins, excellent depth and grip, and a juicy finish.
"The 2009 Urban Ribera, from what looks to be a great vintage, was aged in French oak for 4 months. Deep purple in color with an inviting perfume of violets, Asian spices, black cherry, and blackberry, on the palate it is layered, plush, and intense. While likely to evolve for 1-2 years, this outstanding value can be enjoyed now and over the next 5-6 years.
The Wine Advocate
"Vivid ruby. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry and fresh flowers. Juicy and appealingly sappy, with zesty minerality lifting the red and dark berry flavors. This lively, focused wine finishes with lingering floral notes and a hint of peppery spice.
International Wine Cellar