Vinedos Alonso del Yerro Ribera del Duero 2006
Tempranillo 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.
Purple-black in color with a brooding nose of earth, mineral, blackberry and blueberry compote. A smooth-textured, opulent wine with tons of flavor. It has a long, pure finish and several years of aging potential. It is an excellent value for a Ribera del Duero of this quality.
"The 2006 Alonso del Yerro went through malolactic fermentation in new French oak and was aged sur lie for 12 months with batonnage. Purple-colored, it has an enticing bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, violets, spice notes, and black cherry jam. Suave, sweet, and layered on the palate, it has loads of savory fruit, excellent concentration, and several years of aging potential. It will be at its best from 2013 to 2026. "
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby. Fresh red berries and cherry on the nose, with sexy Asian spices and minerals adding energy. Seamless raspberry and candied cherry flavors stain the palate but are almost weightless, with finegrained tannins adding shape. An understated, precise wine that finishes with excellent clarity and persistence."
International Wine Cellar
"This red shows good concentration, with plum, licorice, meat and smoke notes in a thick texture, framed by firm tannins. Needs time to unpack, but makes an impression. This was the better of two bottles. Best from 2010 through 2015. 400 cases imported."
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Learn About Vinedos Alonso del Yerro
Vinedos Alonso del Yerro is a new estate established in 2002 in Ribera del Duero. The owners employ the renowned Bordeaux vigneron, Stephane Derenoncourt, for both his viticultural and winemaking expertise. The wines are 100% Tempranillo.
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.
The wines of Ribera del Duero are mainly red - white wines here are...
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Learn About Tempranillo
Grape that Reigns in Spain
Most often associated with Spain,
is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions
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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