Bodegas Penafiel Miros de Ribera Reserva Tempranillo 2004
Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Red intense color with very ripe berry aromas. In the mouth it is strong, round, elegant and has balsamic and ripe picota cherry aftertastes. The tannins are smooth, persistent, and pleasant to the palate. Optimum acidity for a long conservation of the wine in the bottle.
"This expressive red offers berry, spice, tobacco and cedar notes on a lithe frame, with firm tannins and bright acidity. Shows good density, yet remains vibrant and focused, in the traditional style."
"A bit thick and raisiny on first take, but with airing and swirling it becomes fresher. The palate is rich and rooty, with cocoa, prune, earth notes and tea-like flavors. Ripe and smooth on the finish, with no tannic backlash or lazy oak. Ripe as can be but still lively; drink now through 2018."
Learn About Bodegas Penafiel
Bodegas Penafiel, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, benefits from the full intensity of the landscape. A landscape in which we select the oldest vineyards, harvest the grapes just when they have ripened to perfection and then give them the peace and quiet they need to mature properly. The production of the winery is limited, which allows us to offer you its finest results: Miros de Ribera crianzas and reservas.
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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