Cepa 21 2009
14 months in new French oak and American oak barrels.
2008: 92+ by Robert Parker. 2009 no rated yet.
The nose and mouth show new and spicy wood, along with some earthy cellar notes, all of those layered onto black fruits. The finish is vanillin, spicy and oak dominated at present so a few years in the bottle will assist. Drink over the next several years.
The grapes harvested for this wine grew during a generally cool and dry year, reaching high temperatures during the ripening process and obtaining good quality indices (11 to 26 October). The grapes sourced for this wine come from lands situated in the municipalities of Castrillo de Duero, Pesquera de Duero and Nava de Duero, chosen for their pedological affinity. The soils have alternating layers of chalk and clay with minor outcrops of sedimentary and alluvial stones - soils first formed during the Tertiary era, more specifically, during the Miocene. The vineyards were planted before 1990.
About the Winery
Bodegas Cepa 21 is one of the most renowned wineries in Ribera del Duero. The Moro family, along with some of its closest friends, founded this acclaimed winery, which manages to combine the traditional and the avant-garde on the same site in a dual commitment to quality wine and wine tourism. With a great understanding of the origin and composition of the soils, the winery is able to take better care of the environment, the wines and, above all, the soils. The winery represents a perfect example of Spain's remarkable viticultural and winemaking revolution.