Vina Mayor Reserva 2004

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain

Price: $23.99
Item No. 106943
  • WS93
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

#38 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Deep, dark cherry red color.

Aroma: Complex mixture of intense ripe black fruit and fine oak character.

Taste: Elegant, well structured and full bodied. Rich, long and satisfying on the palate

Critical Acclaim

"This red shows focus and depth, with admirable purity to its black cherry, mineral, tobacco and tar notes. Offers an excellent balance of firm, well-integrated tannins and clean acidity. Not showy, but rock-solid. Drink now through 2016."
93 Points

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Red Vino - Reston, VA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/25/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I can't say anything bad about it. This varietal is usually not what I drink. I love big and bold reds. This was not big and bold. It was a bit too light in body and taste for my preference but very good. Definitely worth the experience. If you are introducing red wine to people who are not red drinkers, this is a good introduction bottle. Simple and unintimidating.
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Debbie Green - Great Falls, VA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/8/2010)
Yes, it is "big and bold" but my oh my how smooth. I bought four of them to give away as Christmas gifts but am starting to feel rather grinchy about the other three bottles now that I have tasted it!
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Alma Leon Reveles - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/5/2011)
I tried this twice. First time I was very pleased by the blackberries and spices on the nose and very lush mouthfeel. The finish is long and has great grippy tannins (the mark of Ribera Del Duero). Kind of sad to say that I now prefer Ribera to most of Rioja's wines. Ribera is kicking butt with fantastic wines and has been for a while now. I corked it and stuck it back in the fridge and tried it two days later. Still cookin' this time with a nice jaminess. This is an extremely good tempranillo for the price and drinks like a bottle in the $30-40 range. I really think it will only get better at least until 2015.
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Learn About Vina Mayor

The Bodegas y Viñedos Viña Mayor project began in Quintanilla de Onesimo (Valladolid) in 1986 in the wake of the birth of the official Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero certification. With a track record of more than 20 years of success, Bodegas y Viñedos Viña Mayor is known as an innovative highly positioned brand with regards to the quality of our range of wines from the...

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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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