Sunday, October 26, 2008
Raul Calvo Tinto Roble Ribera Del Duero 2004
This red wine is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes from the Ribera Del Duero region of Spain... my wife bought this bottle at a charity auction for $5 and I was blown away by how good it was.
The color is a deep dark violet with intense floral aromas, bright black currants, and earth.
The palate is exploding with extremely ripe cherries and toasted oak, and a smooth tannic finish that reminds me very much of a Nero D'Avola from Sicily called Firriato Chiaramonte.
If I could find more of this wine I would be so happy.
©2008 photo by Dave Trieger