Red

2006 Bodegas Balbas Ribera del Duero Ardal Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • > Castilla y León
  • > Ribera del Duero
Drink between 2013 - 2018
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 9, 2014 - Very good and up to the WA rating. Decanted for an hour......need to do so for a little longer. Was a little better the second night. In a great drinking zone right now.

  • ewindels wrote: (88 points)

    October 5, 2014 - What JDV.DDSPHD said: "This is not a complex wine but it is a Good daily drinker. The first thought I have is of chocolate coated fruit like cherries & blueberries. There is a mocha note on the nose & palate that I can't shake. Very good. So much fruit that it is not completely balanced out but it is great for the price."

  • JohnRachelWine Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 3, 2014 - Color: dark cherry
    Nose: cherry, blueberry, hazelnut
    Flavor: ripe red berries, red currant, cocoa
    Mouthfeel: rich, long finish

    Excellent. This bottle was lightweight and thin when opened but in about an hour it became fantastically complex and delicious.

  • JDV.DDSPHD Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 13, 2014 - This is not a complex wine but it is a Good daily drinker. The first thought I have is of chocolate coated fruit like cherries & blueberries. There is a mocha note on the nose & palate that I can't shake. Very good. So much fruit that it is not completely balanced out but it is great for the price.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • JDV.DDSPHD Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 28, 2013 - Pretty decent tempranillo. Loaded with oak and I had a hard time picking up the other subtleties of the wine. Some vanilla bean and creme de cacao along with black cherry and some violet notes. Medium body with medium mouth feel. Decent finish nice for the QPR.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Balbas
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Ardal Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Ribera del Duero

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 190 (77%)
  • Consumed 57 (23%)

Food Pairing

barbeque chicken

Who Likes This Wine

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