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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Bodegas Vizcarra JC Vizcarra 2008
Bodegas Vizcarra JC Vizcarra 2008
(search item no. 112563)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This remarkable Ribera has beautiful red fruit aromas and flavors on the palate along with vibrant acidity to deftly balance the firm structure and formidable volume. With meaty, herbal, and earthy aromas, this wine has the soul typical of great Riberas and the 2004 vintage's excellent evolution indicates this wine can age well for quite a number of years. Pair this with lamb shank, roast beef, grilled steak and braised pork shoulder. For more casual fare, beef, lamb or bison burgers on the rare side and ropa vieja are good matches.
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About Bodegas Vizcarra:

Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos was founded by Juan Carlos Vizcarra in 1991. They own 64 acres (26 hectares) of vineyards in the town of Mambrilla and Roa in Burgos.

What makes Vizcarra wines unique? For one, Juan Carlos Vizcarra's passion, determination and commitment are evident in these very elegant and complex wines.He is also one of a handful of genuine pioneer "garagistes" (small production winemaking) in the Ribera del Duero. Juan Carlos' Commitment to small production wines and gravity feed vinification results in genuine wines of purity and balance.