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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Bodegas Hornillos Ballesteros Mibal Ribera del Duero 2006
Bodegas Hornillos Ballesteros Mibal Ribera del Duero 2006
(search item no. 98600)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Tempranillo
My Notes:

About Bodegas Hornillos Ballesteros:

Friends Javier and Miguel Ballesteros, owning 99 Acres of Tempranillo vineyards.

Both Javier and Miguel own different vineyard parcels composed of diverse types of soil and texture. Javier with 49 acres of 75 years old vines in the town of Anguix is planted on loam soils composed of 40% sand, 40% fine gravel particles and 20% thin dry clay with low fertility of organic matter at less than 5%, preventing excessive vine growth. Yields at 2.2 lbs. per vine and small berry size, give high skin to juice ratio with deep pigmentation, rich and intense flavors and balanced levels of ripe tannins. Miguel with 50 acres of 35 years old vines on average is located in the town of Roa. Depth of soils provide a buffer against drought but are well drained, composed of sand and limestone with small particles of clay but poor in organic matter at less than 1% though yields are further controlled by early May pruning. Consistent quality fruit is grown yearly and outstanding wines made from vintage to vintage.