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Arrocal 2007 Tempranillo

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Arrocal Wine - D.O. Ribera del Duero, Spain

Arrocal Wine - D.O. Ribera del Duero, Spain

The Bottom Line

As expected, this tempranillo wine is dark ruby red and has berry flavors; is medium-bodied, rich, and soft on the mouth. It is a very pleasant wine to pair with dinner or appetizers, especially during Fall or Winter. Priced at around $16 per bottle, buy it to serve at a dinner party or at the next family affair.

Pros

  • Full-bodied with Aroma of Fruit and Vanilla
  • Ready to Drink Now
  • Easy to Pair with Beef or Pork, or Tapas
  • High Quality Wine under $20

Cons

  • None

Description

  • Vineyards in the Ribera del Duero DO, Spain
  • Tinta del Pais (synonymous with Tempranillo)
  • Made from the Winery's Own Grapes
  • Aged in Oak Barrels for 6 Months
  • 2007 Vintage
  • Production: 120,000 Bottles

Guide Review - Arrocal 2007 Tempranillo

Bodegas Arrocal is family-owned and run, with Isaac Fernandez Montana being the winemaker. Arrocal is a new winery, with construction complete in 2004. It is located in a small town in Ribera del Duero called Gumiel de Mercado. The wine is produced from the grapes grown on the 27 hectares planted at the winery. Twenty-four hectares are planted in tempranillo, two in cabernet and one in merlot grapes.

The tempranillo is made from 25-year old tempranillo vines, native to Spain, its' berry and vanilla aroma is alluring. In the mouth, it is very full and soft, with moderate tannins. The berry in the wine balances the subtle oak flavor. The acidity and tannins keep the fruit flavors of the wine from being "jammy," like some California Zinfandels.

Bodegas Arrocal has received plenty of positive press, as well as awards. Both Robert Parker and the Wine Spectator rated this wine highly. The 2006 and 2007 vintages have each received great reviews both in Spain and internationally.

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