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Ardal Crianza Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Wine Review

Ardal Crianza Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Ardal Crianza Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2012-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Ardal

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Smokey campfire and hickory smoke on the nose and palate of this robust, somewhat tannic Spanish red wine. Pair with grilled lamb.

Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork short ribs braised in red wine sauce, pork shoulder roast with cherry red currant and wine sauce, pork schnitzel.

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This Ardal Crianza Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 was reviewed on December 30, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A delicious blend of Tempranillo and Cab Sauv with a very fragrant nose of ripe strawberries, cherries, vanilla, baking spices and leather. The rich palate continues with added cedar/oak notes, slight mint and licorice. Dry and satiny; a very flavourful wine.
Tasted May 2016
Malcolm Lamont - WSET Adv, CSW rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Typically this region shows just a little more oomph that its easterly neighbour Rioja. Perhaps provided by the common blending partners Cabernet Sauvignon, and other Bordeaux grapes.

This expression s excellent, showing medium ruby colour, and tartrate crystal 'wine diamonds'
A yummy brioche, caramel, vanillay, clove and baking spice nose. Wow! Sweet spice, cedar and raspberry replays on the palate. Medium (+) soft tannins.

Tasted Dec 2016
Kimberly Inksater - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Hickory smoked mesquite, cloves, allspice, and blackberries on the nose. The flavours are rich and delicioius: blueberries, vanilla, leather and a hint of dried savoury herbs. Dry, still some grippy tannins (this is a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon) but well balanced and smooth. This would pair well with meats especially roast pork or lamb.
Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Plum coloured with an aged rim this pleasant medium bodied red is like having a cigar after dinner! Light tobacco and leather on the nose. Tannins are sill a bit firm.
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Tasted April 16th 2017, light pink on the rim and dark red to the core. Good colour. Aroma dark fruit, perfume, blackberry, blackcherry. On the palate sour cherry suggesting good acid. Light mouth feel and finishes tart. Wine was tasted second day after opening. An easy drinking Tempranillo wine supported by Cabernet Sauvignon. We had this wine with beef an turkey burgers green salad.
Produced by Bodegas Balbás in the Ribera del Duero, the vines are planted in central north region of Spain. Lots of oak and vanilla spice box, this is big wine with ripe, black cherry fruit aromas. Tannins are structured and this wine has backbone. - Community Wine Review.

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