Pesquera Crianza 2010
  • Made with 100% Tempranillo grapes
  • Layers of cassis and blackberry fruit
  • Full, intense flavor
  • Pairs well with grilled red meats

92 Points - "The 2010 Tinto Pesquera Crianza is raised for 18 months in 90% American and 10% French oak. It is bestowed with a ripe bouquet of dark plum, cassis and dried violets that is well defined and becomes more generous with each swirl of the glass. The palate is succulent on the clean, pure entry. There is good weight in the mouth with layers of cassis and blackberry fruit, although the finish would benefit from greater tension and there is slight instance of brettanomyces. Still, this does not disturb what is a very agreeable Crianza. Drink now-2017." -Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, February 2013.

COMPOSITION: 100% Tempranillo

TASTING NOTES:
92 Points - "Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied red berries and cherry, with smoke, anise and cola accents. Sappy, penetrating bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors give way to darker Cassius with air and pick up a peppery nuance. Smooth, sweet and energetic on the lingering finish." -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

[Refers to 2009 vintage] - 91 Points - "Deep, bright violet. Blackberry, cherry-vanilla and licorice on the oak-spiced nose. Deep, sweet and pliant, but with very good juicy character and spicy lift to its dark fruit preserve and licorice flavors. Finishes velvety and long, with fine-grained tannins, a repeating notes of licorice and impressive clarity." -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

[Refers to 2008 vintage] - 91 Points - "The dark ruby-colored 2008 Tinto Pesquera exhibits an inviting nose of cedar, spice box, mineral, violets, and blackberry. This is followed by a ripe, racy, nicely proportioned style of Tempranillo with excellent concentration and length." -The Wine Advocate

ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Wines produced by Alejandro Fernández are made exclusively from the difficult, quick-maturing Tempranillo variety, of which he is the acknowledged master. His world-famous Tinto Pesquera is aged a minimum of 18 months in oak, with selected Reservas and Grandes Reservas remaining in barrel for 24 months and longer.

Already over 70 years old, Alejandro shows no sign of letting up, rising at five every morning and personally overseeing all stages of the winemaking. The attention to detail is evidenced in this excellent vintage; supple tannins underpin a typically creamy and seductive wine.

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