2011 Ribera del Duero Crianza "Viña Pedrosa" (Perez Pascuas, Bodegas Hermanos)
Bodegas Hnos. Perez Pascuas, Viña Pedrosa Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2011100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) FIRM & SUMPTUOUS, BRIGHT RED FRUIT, CINNAMON SPICE The brothers Perez Pascuas took over their father's vineyards in 1980, and they have since focused on making their old Tempranillo vines some of the happiest in the Ribera del Duero. This Crianza spent 18 months in oak barrels but the pure, bright Tempranillo fruit shines through. A meaty, spicy, and assertive wine that will continue to evolve over the next few years. Serving Suggestion: Meaty, smoky tapas; meatballs, costilla de puerco, shaved ribeye, etc.