Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vizcarra Roble Senda del Oro 2006

The 2006 Senda del Oro is made from 100% tempranillo (Tinto Fino) grapes that are grown in the Ribera del Duero region of north-central Spain. This wine is reddish purple in color and has a smokey blueberry and blackberry nose. Don't let the oak aromas scare you as it is well structured with some soft tannins and earthy dark berry flavors that leads to a very nice wine. It has been aged in French and American oak barrels for 7 months. LET THIS WINE OPEN UP!!! The 2006 Vizcarra has a medium finish on the palate. Can be enjoyed now but I would hold this wine for 2-4 more years. This is a small winery founded in 1991 with only 3,000 cases of the 2006 Senda del Oro bottled. We enjoyed a bottle while grilling flank steaks with a spicy mint chimichurri sauce. The 2006 Vizcarra Roble Senda del Oro received a 90 point rating from Jay Miller (Wine Advocate) and an 88 from Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar. Retails for $20.

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