Vizcarra Ramos 2015 'JC Vizcarra' Ribera del Duero DO
Item Number: 12765
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone and clay
Elevation: 2,875 feet
Case Production: 1,500
Fruit Source: 10 different parcels within Mambrilla de Castrejón contribute to JC Vizcarra. The parcels are located in cool, high elevation sites in Ribera's Burgos district.
Vinification: Gravity is a critical component in Juan Carlos's winemaking. The gentle extraction helps him achieve a wine profile of elegance and finesse. The emphasis here is on the fruit rather than the tannins. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine ages for fifteen months in French and American oak barrels, 50% new and 50% two years old.
Tasting Notes: With meaty, herbal, and earthy aromas, this wine has the typical soul of great Riberas. It drinks great young but can age for 15+ years. Pair this with lamb shank, roast beef, grilled steak and braised pork shoulder. For more casual fare, beef, lamb or bison burgers on the rare side are good matches.
92pts (2016 Vintage) The Wine Advocate 12/30/2019
"The 2016 JC Vizcarra is their Crianza-style bottling, even if they don't follow that classification and all wines are sold with a generic back label. It shows the bright side of 2016, a challenging year with rain and cold weather that resulted in fine wines with good freshness, fine tannins and, in this case, good integration of the oak and some red fruit intermixed with some floral notes and a spicy twist. The palate is medium-bodied, with clean flavors, focus and a modern profile, recognizable as Ribera del Duero."