Sunday, May 31, 2009
FINCA RESALSO 2007
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.