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2006 Alejandro Fernandez Spanish Red "Tinto Pesquera"

Alejandro Fernandez 2006 Pesquera

Winery: Alejandro Fernandez

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tinto Pesquera"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribera del Duero

State or country: Spain

Price: $34

Cases produced: 60,000

KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 5, 2009

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with a hint of black cherry and leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty ripe red raspberry with integrated smoke and old oak. This wine will appeal to both New World and Old World fans as it is a blend of both styles. The finish is dry and its mild tannins drift along nicely and linger for some time. This wine would pair perfectly with beef bourguignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Ripe plums typify the vintage, with soft tannins resulting from a hot, dry September followed by vintage-extending rain. A rich and spicy wine with soft, integrated tannins, this will be enjoyable in its youth and reveal mineral complexity with age.

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