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Bodegas Convento de las Claras 2011

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
  • RP93
14.5% ABV
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  • WW90
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A deep, opaque cherry color, with strong purple hues. The nose has a very high fruit intensity of blackberries, raspberries, blackberries and black licorice, which are combined with roasted and spicy flavors typical of aging in French oak. On the palate, it is very fleshy and dense, very broad. It has balanced acidity, soft tannins and long, fruity and spicy finish. A treat to the palate and the senses... In short, a sip of Ribera del Duero.

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another knock-out offering from a winery founded in 2010, with some vineyards dating back to 1900, the 2011 Las Claras was aged in French oak, most of it new, for eight months prior to bottling. This fabulous bargain over-delivers in every sense. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by abundant notes of lead pencil shavings, white chocolate, espresso roast and creme de cassis. This modern-styled Spanish, super-rich, intense red takes ripeness to the limit.
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Bodegas Convento de las Claras

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Bodegas Convento de las Claras, , Spain
Bodegas Convento de las Claras
Bodegas Convento Las Claras is located in Curiel de Duero, 3 km from Peñafiel, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero. The building, modest in appearance, hides a cozy and functional winery, ideal for making quality wines and a winery visit.

Our challenge is to produce high quality wines that express the nature and personality of each of our vineyards and represent the greatness of Ribera del Duero. The combination of (clay loam, sandy clay-limestone Franco) unique soils, old Tempranillo vines, the climate of the Ribera de Duero and meticulous work in the vineyard, over the years, has given grapes with exceptional quality that are treated in the cellar with the greatest care possible in order to extract their oenological potential.

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Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. Its close proximity to the San Francisco Peninsula and the San Pablo Bay is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo Bay create a cooling effect ideal for producing wines with crisp acidity and balanced flavors.

This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and more recently, Old-World style Syrah. While more delicate than most wines from neighboring regions, these are firmly structured, complex, and full of flavor. Carneros is also an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne.

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