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Bodegas Peñafiel Miros de Ribera Reserva Collection Privada

October 18, 2010

After a stint of not drinking I am currently enjoying my first glass of wine in (gasp!) almost a week! A 2001 Bodegas Peñafiel Miros de Ribera Reserva Collection Privada. Per the label, she spent 24 months in French oak and was bottled in May 2004. Its still a beautiful somewhat pale ruby, but with hints of its age beginning to show at the rim. The nose is leather and dark fruit – rather earthy, but gentle. The palette initially strikes red cherry notes but eases into the blacker character with leather and tobacco notes. Pretty stout powdery tannins and a nice level of acidity seem to indicate this would have a good bit of life left in it. To me it comes off a bit hotter than the 13.5% alcohol indicated on the label – but that could just be me.

Great overall, especially off of WTSO.com for all of $17 a bottle.

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