Barco de Piedra Ribera del Duero 2017 - Argonaut Wine & Liquor
Barco de Piedra Ribera del Duero 2017
SKU: 40577

Barco de Piedra Ribera del Duero 2017


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Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Ribera del Duero
Brand Barco de Piedra
Alcohol/vol 14%

Heady smoke- and spice-accented dark berry and cherry aromas, with hints of game and violet emerging with air. Broad and fleshy on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry flavors and repeating smokiness. Shows very good heft and power on the clinging finish, which features smooth tannins and a hint of peppery spices.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Pork and veal have an essentially sweet "bass note" that is complimented nicely by Tempranillo's sweet nature, so these meats pair extremely well with Barco de Piedra. Unlike most Riojas, which tend toward softer strawberry and red fruits, Ribera del Dueros are some of the most robust reds from Spain, usually showing a black fruit, mineral and "meaty" character that many people feel is a better match with beef steak than any California Cabernet or Zinfandel. For simple fare, aged hard cheese like manchego, jamon iberico, Spanish almonds, Sevilla olives and crusty bread are exceptional accompaniments for this wine.