Valdrinal 2013 "6" Ribera del Duero
Regularly $18.99, we're getting a great buy on the last of the 2013 Valdrinal from Spain's Ribera del Duero Region. Made from 100% Tempranillo (which they call Tinta Fina in this area of Spain) and aged for 6 months in French and American oak, which is where this particular cuvee gets its name. Ribera del Duero usually delivers a more fruit forward expression of Tempranillo (but not as juicy as Toro can get) than you omplex scents with hints of spices and black, ripe fruits. The palate is round, well balanced, noble tannin, smooth and shows classic flavors of blueberry, cedar, tobacco and rose water.