Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina Ramirez de la Piscina Reserva 2006

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

$22.99 $18.39
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Item No. 119829
  • red wine
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red with a tawny rim. An intense nose of balsamic wood and musk against a background of red berries and earthiness. In the mouth it is big, soft and easy to drink but at the same time increasingly tasty and full as the wine opens up. Later, notes of liquorice, spices and red fruit emerge. At the back of the mouth its finish is long and persistent.

Drink with red and white meat, roast lamb, pork, beef, game, poultry, stews, rice dishes, pulses, mushrooms and mature or blue cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"Ruby-red. Deep, pungent aromas of cassis and cherry, with complicating notes of rose, licorice and pipe tobacco. Deeply pitched, powerful smoky dark fruit flavors are complicated by touches of musky herbs and floral pastilles. Chewy tannins add shape and grip to the very long, sappy, spice-accented finish, with the cherry note repeating. By all means give this some air if you plan on drinking it any time soon."
91 Points

Learn About Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina Map ItMap It

The name Ramírez de la Piscina traces its lineage back to the Navarra Kings who fought in the First Crusade during the 11th century. Included among this noble ancestry is the famous Cid Campeador. The name is also strongly embedded in the small village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, which is centrally located in the Sonsierra lands, in the heart of La Rioja Alta.

Bodegas Ramírez de la Piscina elaborates its wines with grapes proceeding from its own vineyards located in Abalos and from other very carefully selected estates.

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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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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