Grapes: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very limited production from privileged vineyard.
Aging: 24 months in barrels (French and American Oak), minimum 36 months in bottle before release. Excellent longevity (12-15 years).
Taste: Wide, ripe tannins, opulent, greasy, mouth-filling, good structure. Elegant tones of aging in wood are manifested with spicy hints present. Very complex to the nose. Elegant aging bouquet. It’s extreme complexity and solid, powerful structure provide the elegance and potential to continue growing in the bottle. Very limited production from privileged vineyard.
Color: Clean, significantly deep, dark cherry red with hints of carmine and light tawny hues, having a lively, youthful glow.
Talking About the Wines:
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, December ’17 gave 95 points to Viña Pedrosa, Gran Reserva 2010. “…The altitude, a cool year and the house style combine to deliver abright and elegant wine with layers of red fruit, herbs and spices, a subtle oak notein the background. Youthful and intense, with firm, tight tannins and vibrant acidity, it captures the best characteristics of Viña Pedrosa.”
-James Suckling, “The Freshness of Spain”, July ’17 gave 90 points to 2011 Viña Pedrosa, Gran Reserva. “This is punchy and has a slightly tart fruit presence with a deep-set red plum fruit and a chocolate finish…”
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, June '17 gave 95 points to 2010 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva, and named it 'Year's Best Ribera del Duero'. "This Gran Reserva is a selection of vines that are more than 40 years old, most growing at about 2,600 feet. The altitude, a cool year and the house style combine to deliver a bright and elegant wine with layers of red fruit, herbs and spices, a subtle oak note in the background. Youthful and intense, with firm, tight tannins and vibrant acidity, it captures the best characteristics of Vina Pedrosa."
-International Wine Report, May '16 gave 93 points to 2009 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva. "This dense wine begins with aromas of sandalwood, Mandarin orange peel, black olive and black cherry. Lovely depth...reveals flavors of wild blackberry cobbler, black cherry, pink grapefruit rind and anise."
-eRobertParker.com, Oct '15 gave 94 points to 2010 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva. "This is a serious wine; the Pedrosa's are never voluptuous but show restraint, balance and harmony, and the palate is always silky with very fine tannins, good acidity and never showing overripeness."
-International Wine Cellar, Sept/Oct '14 gave 91 points to 2006 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva, "Brilliant ruby. Displays lively, mineral-accented red fruit and floral pastille scents...Nervy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and red currant flavors that turn sweeter on the back half...zesty acidity adding lift and cut to the long, gently tannic finish."