"an excellent wine for its price point...and should age very nicely indeed." —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Ribera del Duero D.O.
100% Tinto Fino, from vines between 10-30 years old, including the single Morenillos and Barrancones vineyards
850 meters / alluvial sand, clay and pebbles
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic
Hand harvested fruit
Destemmed grapes were fermented with native microbes in stainless steel tanks for 10 days with skins
Aged for 8 months in a combination of 80% French and 20% American oak barrels, all used
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Arrocal 2017
90 (W&S) *** (WP)
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90 Wine & Spirits Magazine This fresh, vibrant 2017 stood above all the other wines we tasted from the vintage, a season marked by a fierce April frost and a hot, arid summer. With crops diminished, sometimes radically, producers may be releasing less young wine, or lesser young wine. This is a greater young wine: Bright, spicy and solidly built, its dark aromas shift into juicy flavors emboldened by alcohol. It’s clean, bulky and rich.
Best Buy - June 2019
*** The Washington Post Score: *** Stars (EXCEPTIONAL)
Ribera del Duero produces some terrific red wines from the tempranillo grape. Arrocal is spicy and meaty, with notes of tobacco and blueberry and a satisfying, long finish.
August 2019
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