Comenge Ribera del Duero 2006

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain

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Item No. 111366
  • RP89
  • WE88
  • ST88
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: 14.0%

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

Located in the heart of the D.O. Ribera del Duero, Bodegas Comenge was founded with the principal goal of perfecting the true expression of Spain's signature grape variety, Tempranillo. This flagship wine is made using a triple selection process, whereby only the ripest and healthiest fruit enter the tank for alcoholic fermentation. Coddled from beginning to end, this wine has a marked mineral character, accompanied by the characteristic dark fruit and soft floral notes often found in the famous Tempranillos that come from the high-elevation, calcareous plateaus of Ribera del Duero. Rich and potent, with a long, succulent finish, this wine is meant to be consumed now or aged for up to 20 years.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Comenge is 100% Tempranillo aged sur lie for 13 months in French and American oak. Deep purple in color, it offers up a nose of earthy minerality, underbrush, spice box, violets, and blackberry. On the palate it displays some elegance, plenty of spicy fruit, good balance, and a medium-long fruit-filled finish. It can be enjoyed over the next 5-7 years. "
89 Points

"Bold and chunky Ribera wine with black fruit aromas that don’t tread lightly. The palate is lush and features a nice overall feel, while the flavors of berry fruit and chocolate hint at raisin but don’t fully cross the threshhold. Heavier and darker than prior years. Drink now. "
88 Points

"Vivid ruby. Rich aromas of cherry, plum, mocha and chocolatey oak; smells serious. Deep and structured, with good dark fruit flavor intensity and slow-mounting spiciness. Smoothes out a bit toward the back, finishing with chewy tannins and hints of pepper and herbs. This powerful, somewhat chunky wine may mellow out with bottle age.
Rating: 88(+?)"
88 Points

Learn About Comenge Map ItMap It

The Comenge project was initiated thanks to Jaime Comenge Puig"s enthusiasm for the world of wine. Under the watchful technical guidance of Rafael Cuerda, their decisions have been innovative and clear from the beginning. Comenge was founded in 1999 with twelve hectors of vineyard near the villages of Pesquera and Curiel de Duero, the heart of Spain"s famous wine region, Ribera...

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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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