Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2002

Red Blends from Ribera del Duero, Spain

Price: $39.99
Item No. 92598
  • ST90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • RP92
  • 1999
  • RP92
  • 1995
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

"Full ruby-red. Wild aromas of plum jam, smoked meat, truffle and cappuccino. Lush, fat and sweet, with generous flavors of black raspberry, underbrush, pepper and caraway seed. This lacked a bit of verve at the outset but showed increasing fruit and lift as it opened in the mouth. Finishes with dusty, ripe tannins. Quite voluptuous for the vintage."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
90 Points

Learn About Hacienda Monasterio Map ItMap It

Hacienda Monasterio is owned by Carlos del Rio whose family has been in the sherry business for decades. Being fortunate enough to own some prime, south-facing parcels on the right side of the river, Carlos hired Peter Sisseck, the owner/winemaker of the famed Ribera estate Pingus to take over the winemaking in 1995. Peter has helped to turn this old estate into a Ribera powerhouse with wines that can age for years.

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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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