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Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Castillo y Leon, Ribera del Duero.

Grapes: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Specific plots 60+ year old vines. 

Soil: Sand and Clay.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and pressed. Long maceration about 26 days on skins. Temperature controlled fermentation done in stainless steel.  

Aging: Aged for 2 years in French and American Oak barrels.  Then wine remains in bottle for 8 to 10 years before released.

Nose: Red fruit aromas, balsamic notes, nuts, a slight toasted background, very clean, and intense.

Taste: Balanced, elegant and complex, showing its optimum evolution in the bottle. It’s now in a great moment for consumption but will develop positively for the next 8-10 years.

Color: Cherry red with ruby hints.

Gastronomy: Grilled steaks, braised meats like lamb and beef short ribs, stews and hearty dishes. 

Talking About the Wines:

-A View from the Cellar,  March ‘23 gave 93 points to 2015 El Pedrosal Reserva (red).  “Bodegas Pérez Pascuas’ El Pedrosal “Reserva” is made from vines that are more than sixty years of age, with the resulting wine aged fully two years in a combination of American and French oak casks. The 2015 is the new release from the winery, as the cuvée is also given plenty of bottle aging in the cellars prior to release. It offers up a beautifully complex and refined nose of cherries, red plums, cigar wrapper, tempranillo spice tones, a fine base of soil, woodsmoke and cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and velvety on the attack, with a fine core of red fruit, lovely soil signature and grip, fine-grained tannins and a long, seamlessly balanced and complex finish. This is an outstanding wine that is beginning to be approachable, but still has some backend tannin to resolve and will be even better with a bit more bottle age. I would opt for a bit more patience, but paired with little lamb chops off of the grill, it could already provide plenty of pleasure!”

-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Feb ‘23 gave 93 points to 2015 El Pedrosal Reserva (red).   “The 2015 Bodegas Hnos. Perez Pascuas ‘El Pedrosal’ is a downright brilliant effort from this warm vintage in Ribera. On the nose this takes on graphite and tilled stony and salty soils that combine with a great core of dark fruits. The palate shows fantastic tension and a light dusting of salinity that falls on the black cherry and black raspberry flavors alongside shades of kumquat zest. Really gratifying now, enjoy over the next ten plus years.”

-Vinous Media, Feb ‘21 gave 92 points to 2009 El Pedrosal Reserva (red).  Dark garnet. Cherry, cassis, pipe tobacco, oak spices and a vanilla nuance on the highly perfumed nose. Sappy, appealingly sweet and broad on the palate, offering supple dark berry, cherry-vanilla and succulent herb flavors that become livelier as the wine stretches out. Smooth, well-knit tannins make a late appearance on a long, penetrating finish that leaves a floral note behind.”

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