2016 Ribera del Duero Tinto Roble "Montecastrillo" (Peñalba Lopez, Bodegas)
Bodegas Peñalba Lopez, Ribera del Duero Tinto "Montecastrillo", Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2016100% Tempranillo BLACK CHERRY & BOYSENBERRY, SANDALWOOD & TOBACCO Northern-central Spain’s Ribera del Duero has a well-earned reputation regarding its outstanding Tempranillo-based reds, but we tend to be impressed with sturdiness that its wines exemplify rather than how easy they are on the wallet. This righteous rendition, however, manages to muster the concentration that we crave and expect in an affably juicy, less tannic package that doesn’t break the bank. Four months time in French oak barrels seals the deal with a supply cedary spice! Serving Suggestion: Empanadas w/ ground beaf, lentils, & creamy corn. Grilled flatbread w/ caramelized onions & manchego.