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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Pesquera Ribera del Duero Tinto 2005
Pesquera Ribera del Duero Tinto 2005
(search item no. 95548)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $35.99

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
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:

"The 2005 Tinto Pesquera Crianza is purple in color with an excellent bouquet of cedar, tobacco, spice box, and blackberry. On the palate it offers layers of ripe black fruits, mineral notes, outstanding depth, and a lengthy finish. It will evolve for several years and be at its best from 2012 to 2025."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advoctae
92 Points
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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.