Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
Aging: 12 months in barrels (French and American oak) and at least 12 months bottle aged.
Taste: On the palate it's powerful, fruity, with noble tannins that give the wine a great concentration, and opulence. Vivid, with sensations of fruit, menthol, cocoa, toasted coffee, and minerals. Clearly distinguishable aromas of fresh fruit, underscored by notes of cedar, and licorice, with a most elegant mineral touch. Powerful and enveloping in the mouth, with a very long finish. Great intensity on the nose, ripe fruit, balsamic, spicy aromas, with a wonderful mineral backbone.
Color: An exuberant wine with a deep, ruby-red color.
Talking About the Wines:
-The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 91+ points to 2016 El Pedrosal. “The textbook 2016 El Pedrosal was cropped from a cooler year that perfectly fit the house style and their preference for harvesting early to keep good acidity in their wines, which makes them fresh and long-lived. However, in 2016 the harvest started later, as the grapes ripened slowly and perfectly. This wine has the balance between ripeness and freshness, power and elegance, with a spicy touch from the oak that is not intrusive. Great freshness, one of the best vintages for this entry-level red from the Pérez Pascuas family...”
- Wine & Spirits “Focus: Ribera Del Duero”, June ’18 gave 90 points to 2015 El Pedrosal. “In spite of the ripeness of the fruit, and its sweet spice, this wine is driven by tense tannins, with a perfect balance of acidity. You could cellar this several years, though it’s drinking well now with beef stew.”
- James Suckling, “The Alluring Freshness of Spain”, July ’17 gave 90 points to 2014 El Pedrosal. “The oak is sitting up high in the nose and palate here with dark berry jam and coconut from top to tail…”
-Wine Spectator, August '17 gave 90 points to 2014 El Pedrosal. “Black cherry, licorice, and loamy earth flavors show depth, and focus in this plush red. Well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity give this structure. Harmonious, with a lovely core of fruit...”
-The Wine Advocate, Mar '17 gave 91 points to 2014 El Pedrosal. "The nose reminded me of the Riberas from the 1990's, with those aromas of orange peel, a touch of aromatic herbs (they always have a balsamic side), and wild berries with those spicy notes of the (good) American oak. They consider 2014 among the top five vintages of the last 27 years that José Manuel Pérez has produced. It's a year with elegance, balance, and freshness."