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2009 Alejandro Fernandez Spanish Red "Tinto Pesquera Reserva"

2009 Pesquera Reserva

Winery: Alejandro Fernandez

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tinto Pesquera Reserva"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribera del Duero

State or country: Spain

Price: $56

Cases produced: 2,500

KWG Score: 93.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: December 16, 2013

Wine Review: This excellent midnight blue colored reserve wine from Spain opens with a blackberry bouquet with hints of leather and black licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious black currant with nicely integrated cedar and black plum. The finish is dry and it tannins build up and drift away after quite some time. I would pair this terrific wine with a Grill 23 ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Elegant mineral and black fruit with subtle wood spice on the nose. Silky mouthfeel, fresh and long, with lingering minerality.

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