Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2006
Red Blends from Ribera del Duero, Spain
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Our main grape variety is Tinto Fino, a Tempranillo clone featuring big clusters. Normally, wine is bottled after 18 months upbringing in the cask.
"The 2006 Crianza is a bit more structured than the previous wines. Aromatically, it displays creme de cassis, mineral, spice box, and black cherry. Savory, balanced, and intensely flavored, it has enough structure to evolve for several more years and should drink well through 2026.
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby. Deep, pungent, highly expressive aromas of cassis, cherry compote, smoked meat, olive and dried flowers, with a spicy undertone. Expansive and sweet on the palate, with mineral-accented red and dark berry flavors and mounting smokiness. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with excellent clarity and thrust and an echo of smoky minerals. This is much more open than the 2005 was at the same stage and sexier as well. "
International Wine Cellar
"Plum and currant flavors are ripe and fresh in this round red. Accents of herbs, licorice and smoke add interest. Firm tannins and fresh acidity are well-balanced. Drink now through 2016. 1,000 cases imported."
Learn About Hacienda Monasterio Map 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.
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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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