An elegant wine from Ribera del Duero. Made by gravity, it exhibits purity and balance. This is a low production wine: only 3,000 cases are made for the world. Juan Carlos Vizcarra is one of the pioneers of "garage winemaking" in Ribera. All grapes are organically grown.
Pork and lamb, especially grilled or roasted, are ideal pairings for this wine, but beef, from steaks and roasts to more casual burgers, also works very well. If you like spices, this wine has the "stuffing" to stand up to Cajun or Midwestern BBQ and pulled pork, and it will go well with Greek gyros, Cuban ropa vieja and dishes with Mediterranean spices.
"The grapes for the 2010 Roble came from an organically farmed parcel of 100% Tempranillo aged for 7 months in French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up an enticing nose of balsam wood, tapenade, spice box, and blackberry. Dense, rich, and layered on the palate, this well-balanced, lengthy offering is an outstanding value that over-delivers in a big way. "
The Wine Advocate