Sunday, May 31, 2009


The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: Just arrived, Emilio Moro Finca Resalso 2007 from Ribera del Duero is a fantastic red wine, 100% Tinto Fino (aka Tempranillo). From 5 to 15 year old vines, this entry-level Ribera sees around 4 months in oak, giving it a more youthful presentation of red and black fruit aromas and flavors. It seems almost chewy, with prominent, silt-like tannins, well-balanced earth and acidic tones, hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, espresso and cinnamon. Near full-bodied, with a refined finish, this remarkable red is a true, fine expression of the Ribera del Duero.


Anonymous said...

Tried a bottle on the weekend..had to go back Monday after work and buy 3 for the wine fridge. Haven't tried a lot of Spanish but the last few have been great value. This is a good one! L.

Anonymous said...

The wine needed a little time (few hours) to open and shine but when it did had very nice layers and and flavors, black cherry, blackberry, earth, tobacco/herb, cinnamon spice and minerals. Good acidity and balance. Tasty solo and with food.

gothteach said...

bought a bottle to go with pork tenderloin. the pork had adobo seasoning, greens and potato chips (fresh made) on the side. this wine was a great complement to the rustic and spicy (not hot) flavors. the tannic edge and the dark fruit worked well with the chili and garlic flavors. definitely worth a try