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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Pesquera Ribera del Duero Tinto 2002
Pesquera Ribera del Duero Tinto 2002
(search item no. 81846)

PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker Alejandro Fernandez is a legend, and this elegant and fruity red from Spain will show you why. Intensely expressive in its youth, with dark fruits, leather, and spice, it is a joy to drink. In style, this will remind longtime Pesquera fans of the early export vintages, notably the 1983.
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About Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez:

Original bodega founded in 1972. A living icon of modern Spanish wine, Alejandro Fernández was one of the first in his country to return to biodynamic, low yield viticulture in order to produce concentrated oak-aged red wines capable of extended bottle aging. Currently under vine are 500 acres, almost exclusively Tempranillo, in a range of soil types including a locally-rare gravel deposit. Following development of new wine estates in the 1990's current vintages are of unprecedented quality. The 'Master of the Tempranillo', now at the peak of his career.