Finca El Encinal Crianza 2010, Do Ribera Del Duero

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Ribera Del Duero, Spain

$17.95 (355081)

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November 22, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Earthy, herbal, smoky and odd. Although this may prove a polarizing wine, I am not sold. Unique, weird and perhaps...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a fairly soft rather unfocused red with vague berry fruit, generous oak, a bit of chocolate and fresh herbs....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Oxidized and bitter, astringent and short. Basic wine. Tasted November 2014. Value Rating: *

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Community Reviews (5)

BRIAN BIRNBAUM
BRIAN BIRNBAUM

Rate by www.wineandsiritsmagazine.com
other ratings from 84 to 90

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

This wine is gorgeous! Offers a swath of fruit with a real silkiness. Plums, blackberry, figs & cedar. Nice long finish. Value City!

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kalimist
kalimist

Very interesting in nature... Unique indead..if you like a little tartness or a bit of bite off a sour fruit kiss.. than this is your dream come true.. a smooth exciting ride with a little lip smack to go ... Stimulating!

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

At times this strange RDD is deep and rich and dominated by alluring dark fruit flavours of fig and plum, whereas at others it's like drinking sour cherry juice, and while that rich/sour combination comes across as a contradiction, surprising wisps of earth, leather, bretty funk, red berries, and even asparagus, along with a heavy oak structure, provide sufficient complexity to keep it interesting. It doesn't quite hold together, not least on the dry-sour finish, but this is still solid value for a wine that while not regionally distinct is at least curious enough to admire.

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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

Generic, sweet, and commercial tasting. Tastes like it could have been made anywhere.

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