2005 Alejandro Fernandez Spanish Red "Pesquera Crianza"
Winery: Alejandro Fernandez
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pesquera Crianza"
Wine Category: Spanish Red
Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo
Region: Ribera del Duero
State or country: Spain
Cases produced: 60,000
KWG Score: 91.8 (based on 5 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 89 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)
Review date: August 3, 2008
Wine Review: This very dark purple wine is almost black in color. It opens up with a cherry and cedar like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is nicely balanced and has a dry mouthfeel with dusty black cherry like flavors with a touch of black current. The finish is very dry and has soft tannins that linger for quite some time. This wine will really appeal to those readers that like a dry red wine. It paired very nicely with a grilled steak smothered in sautéed mushroom and onion in a brown sauce. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: 2005 was a drought year with moderate temperatures, creating a dense, dark wine with intense primary fruit character. A rich wine with soft, integrated tannins, this will be enjoyable young, yet will require many years to gain complexity in bottle. An important and cellar-worthy vintage.
Organic status: not organic
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