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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2016 Gran Reserva, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Ribera del Duero

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Kirkland Signature
2016 Gran Reserva, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Ribera del Duero

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate coconut macaroon, linzer torte, crayons in a clay jar, and conditioned leather with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long finish displaying accents of craisins, roasted cherries and apples, spiced nuts, and wood plank with crunchy, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky, fruit-driven Ribera del Duero that is drinking deliciously now with the structure to evolve in the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Old World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate coconut macaroon, linzer torte, crayons in a clay jar, and conditioned leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of craisins, roasted cherries and apples, spiced nuts, and wood plank
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Leg of Lamb, Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, fruit-driven Ribera del Duero that is drinking deliciously now with the structure to evolve in the cellar.

The Retailer

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The Retailer
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Novato, CA 94947
USA
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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.