Full Review

Abadia De San Quirce

Abadia De San Quirce
2016 Reserva, Tempranillo, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Ribera del Duero

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38

Abadia De San Quirce
2016 Reserva, Tempranillo, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Ribera del Duero

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas of leather, cafe au lait, toffee, flamed orange, and tobacco with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long malted milk balls, nutmeg, cinnamon, and membrillo finish with well-integrated tannins. A divine Ribera del Duero with great balance and beautifully developed flavors; buy more than one bottle.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Old World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: leather, cafe au lait, toffee, flamed orange, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: malted milk balls, nutmeg, cinnamon, and membrillo
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A divine Ribera del Duero with great balance and beautifully developed flavors; buy more than one bottle.

The Producer

Exitalia de Eventos S.L.

The Producer

Ribera del Duero

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Ribera del Duero is one of the most celebrated red wine regions in Spain; it is located in the north central section of the country. While vineyards have been planted in this territory for thousands of years, the designation of this area as an official wine region (a D.O or Denominacion de Origen) was created in the 1970s.

Ribera del Duero wines are made primarily from the Tinto Fino grape, the local name for Tempranillo. While a few examples are 100% Tinto Fino, most offerings include other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and/or Malbec.

As with Rioja, there are different levels of aging; these wines are designated as crianza (two years aging with at least 12 months in oak), riserva (three years aging, minimum 12 months in oak) and Gran Riserva (five years aging, minimum 3 years in oak.)

These wines are among the richest and most forward reds in Spain and influential wine critics such as Robert Parker celebrated these wines, awarding them scores in the mid 90s on his 100-point scale. Deeply colored with ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit with notes of tobacco, bacon and eucalyptus, there is generally ample oak along with rich tannins. The Riservas and Gran Riservas, offer great complexity and can drink well for up to twenty years. Pair these wines with most wild game, grilled pork, roast veal and most red meats.