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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2003
Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2003
(search item no. 91252)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Hacienda Monasterio is owned by Carlos del Rio whose family has been in the sherry business for decades. Being fortunate enough to own some prime, south-facing parcels on the right side of the river, Carlos hired Peter Sisseck, the owner/winemaker of the famed Ribera estate Pingus to take over the winemaking in 1995. Peter has helped to turn this old estate into a Ribera powerhouse with wines that can age for years.

80% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, all aged for 20 months in French Oak before release.

"Deep ruby. Explosive, sexy aromas of cherry, plum, incense, freshly ground coffee and succulent herbs. Focused and deep, with red and dark berry flavors complicated by candied violet, smoky bacon and cracked pepper. A ripe, weighty wine with a dense, chewy texture and compelling freshness, especially for the year. Finishes with a note of sweet cherry preserves, fine tannins and excellent length."
-International Wine Cellar

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About Hacienda Monasterio:

Hacienda Monasterio is owned by Carlos del Rio whose family has been in the sherry business for decades. Being fortunate enough to own some prime, south-facing parcels on the right side of the river, Carlos hired Peter Sisseck, the owner/winemaker of the famed Ribera estate Pingus to take over the winemaking in 1995. Peter has helped to turn this old estate into a Ribera powerhouse with wines that can age for years.