2015 Pinea ’17’
Ribera del Duero, Spain
Tastes Like: Blackberry, Vanilla, Savory Spice
Although Pinea is a relatively a new producer, they’ve already made waves with their noninterventionist, terroir-driven selections. They achieve this through the expertise of their winemaker, Isaac Fernandez. One of Spain’s most famous winemakers, Fernandez learned his craft under an uncle who made wine for Vega Sicilia. This 100% Tempranillo is bold yet elegant, with concentrated flavors of red cherry, blackberry, vanilla, and spices on the full, flavorful palate. Only 1000 cases of the 2015 were produced.