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2011 Alejandro Fernandez Spanish Red "Tinto Pesquera"

Winery: Alejandro Fernandez

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tinto Pesquera"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Region: Ribera del Duero

State or country: Spain

Price: $38

Cases produced: 29,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: March 26, 2015

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Tempranillo opens with fragrant black raspberry bouquet with hints plum and faint leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, savory and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a blackberry and black cherry blend with notes of cedar blended in. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are very friendly. This wine would pair well with many foods. I would pair it with Theresa's meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 100% Tempranillo from gravel benchland and calcareous clay meseta (high elevation) vineyards between 20 and 40 years of age.

Organic status: not organic

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