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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2004
Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero 2004
(search item no. 91255)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $13.79

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
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 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:

"Regarding Hacienda Monasterio, all you really need to know is that the wine is made by Peter Sisseck, the man behind Pingus. The vineyards are located half way between Pesquera del Duero (Pesquera) and Valbuena (Vega Sicilia). The 2004 Crianza is 80% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Purple-colored, the wine has an open and expressive nose of violets, lilies, spice box, black currant, and blackberry liqueur which leaps from the glass. It has an intense entry with layers of concentrated sweet fruit, excellent balance, and a sense of elegance. It is lacking only in complexity which is sure to follow with more time in the bottle. Drink this hedonistic effort now and over the next 20 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
94 Points
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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.