Vizcarra Ramos 2017 'JC Vizcarra' Ribera del Duero DO
Item Number: 16110
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Ribera del Duero
Appellation/AVA: Ribera del Duero DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and limestone with gravel subsoil
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: An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, violet and vanilla, along with a smoky oak overtone. Sweet, seamless and expansive in the mouth, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors complemented by mocha and mineral flourishes. Supple tannins shape the smoky finish, which hangs on with impressive, dark-fruit-driven tenacity. JC Vizcarra natural pairs with grilled, braised, and roasted red meats. Try grilled leg of lamb, braised short ribs, or a rib roast.
92pts (2018 Vintage) Wine Advocate 6/30/2021
"2018 was a year of freshness and higher yields, and the Vizcarra wines are quite good at reflecting the character of the vintage, as I see in the 2018 JC Vizcarra. It has good ripeness but great balance and freshness, varietal character and soft tannins with a chalky mouthfeel. The oak is neatly integrated into the wine."