Grapes: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, average vine age 35 years old. Wine made from the best vintages, hand picked grapes from the estate's select plots. Will develop beautifully over the next 10-12 years.
Aging: 24 months in barrel (French and American oak), minimum 18 months in bottle before release.
Taste: Spices, smoke, licorice, and light hints of truffles. Noble tannins with concentrated, very intense flavors, resulting from grapes picked at their optimum ripeness. In the mouth it's powerful, robust, and wide, very serious, with great character. Tasty, with good acidity, and tannin, promising long life. Very persistent with a long, agreeable, slightly bitter finish.
Color: Intense ruby red with purple hues and blue reflections.
Talking About the Wines:
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 93 points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. “Even if 2015 was a warmer and riper year in general, the Pérez Pascuas family got very low yields, and their 2015 Viña Pedrosa Reserva doesn't show any heat. Perhaps the toasted and smoky tones from the barrels are a little more marked, but the palate shows the balance, and restraint, that made them famous. The tannins are fine-grained, and there is great balance, with that elegant rusticity common throughout their portfolio...”
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 94 points to 2014 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. “... an almost perfect, classical year, with good ripeness, and the wine has had the advantage of one more year in bottle and shows more aromatic complexity and nuance. The 2014 is more expressive and open, and the balance shows one touch fresher than the 2015. It has an intoxicating combination of spice, earth, fruit, herbs and ink and a seamless palate with refined tannins and great balance...”
-Wine & Spirits “Focus: Ribera Del Duero”, June ’18 gave 94 points to 2014 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. “With its depth of ripe fruit, this wine’s youth is revealed in smoky notes of oak (it rested two years in barrels). Behind the smokiness, there are hints of Mediterranean spice, sweet and fragrant, intertwined in a mesh of fine tannins…”
-A View From The Cellar, May-June ’18 gave 91 points to 2014 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. “The 2014 Viña Pedrosa Reserva is composed entirely of Tempranillo and was raised in a combination of French and American casks for two years prior to bottling. The 2014 vintage comes in at just under 14.5 percent octane and offers up a classic bouquet of black cherries, raw cocoa, black plums, a bit of cigar smoke, good soil tones and smoky new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, nascently complex and very nicely balanced, with a good core of fruit, a nice base of soil, ripe tannins and fine focus and grip on the classy finish. This could still use a few more years’ worth of bottle age to really blossom, but it is already a pretty tasty drink with grilled meats and the like."
-International Wine Report, April '18 gave 92 points to 2014 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. “… begins with intense aromas of dark cherry, Hoisin sauce, and Marionberry cobbler. On the palate the silky texture shines, as does the sense of place, and lovely acidity. Black Forest cake, coffee grounds, and black tea flavors beautifully intermingle. This will cellar marvelously over the next 10-15 years.”
-International Wine Report, May '16 gave 92 points to 2012 Viña Pedrosa Reserva. "The 2012 Viña Pedrosa