Condado de Haza Reserve 2000
Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
"Bright ruby-red. Complex, youthful aromas of boysenberry, cassis, raspberry, fruitcake and mole sauce. Juicy, penetrating flavors of dark berries and leather. Firm acids give this wine terrific clarity and energy in the mouth. Finishes long, juicy and aromatic, with very firm, slightly drying tannins and hints of resiny oak and dried cranberry. I found this more exciting than Alejandro Fernandez's 2000 Pesquera Reserva, his original Ribera del Duero wine."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2000 Reserva offers up aromas of lead pencil shavings intermixed with spicy new oak and sweet black cherries, medium to full body, a seamless integration of acidity and tannin, and an opulent, fruit-driven finish. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years."
The Wine Advocate
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In 1972, Alejandro Fernández and his wife Esperanza Rivera of Pesquera de Duero initiated the renaissance of Spain's Ribera del Duero appellation with the area's first modern wire-trained vineyard, their Viña Alta in Pesquera. In the mid-1980s as Tinto Pesquera was assuming its place among the most intriguing and powerful icons in the world of wine, Alejandro spied a neglected...
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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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