Full Review

Vilano

Vilano
2018 Reserva, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15% RS: .105%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32

Vilano
2018 Reserva, Ribera Del Duero

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15% RS: .105%
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of fig and red cherry preserves, chocolate covered graham cracker, garden herb, and cherry fruit leather with a velvety, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of dry cigar box, boysenberry, raspberry sauce, and currant with black peppercorn with dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A cellar worthy red wine that will continue to develop well into the next decade.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fig and red cherry preserves, chocolate covered graham cracker, garden herb, and cherry fruit leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dry cigar box, boysenberry, raspberry sauce, and currant with black peppercorn
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 cellar worthy red wine that will continue to develop well into the next decade.

The Producer

BODEGAS VILANO

The Producer
Avenida Tinta del País,2, Bodegas Vilano
PEDROSA DE DUERO, 09314
Spain
34 947-530029

Tempranillo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Tempranillo is the principal grape of Rioja, Spain's most famous red wine. The variety has beautiful red cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruit with medium-weight tannins, good acidity and complexity. it is generally aged in older oak barrels in Rioja to soften the wine.

Tempranillo is also grown in other regions of Spain, such as Ribera del Duero and La Mancha. It also produces important wines in Portugal and Argentina and is planted in countries such as Mexico, the United States and Australia.

While there are some lighter versions made for early consumption, a typical Tempranillo ages very well, anywhere from five to seven for a medium-bodied version to twenty to thirty years for a Gran Riserva Rioja. They pair well with most red meats and spicy dishes, from empanadas to game birds.