Ramón Bilbao Limited Edition 2009
14 Months in American and French Oak.
90 Points Wine Spectator and Smartbuy . Wine of the Week Wine Spectator. 100 Outstanding Values 2012 Wine Spectator.
W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd
A higher expression than we have yet seen from Ramon Bilbao, this shows smoky, toasty new French oak in the nose. The mouth is sufficiently fruited for all that oak, nonetheless. The finish shows a great deal of evolution yet to come, with long tannins; at least three more years ought to be given to the wine.
Dense yet lithe, this red shows lively cherry and orange peel flavors, deepened by loam, soy and anise notes. Not showy, but complete, the wine drives through to the savory finish.
About the Winery
Ramón Bilbao, a leading winery in Rioja Alta, is dedicated to the production of top-quality wines, employing innovative techniques while respecting the purest Riojan wine tradition. The winery pursues a philosophy that has prevailed generation after generation. The men and women who work at our bodega are true experts in the art of elevating and aging wines; their care, know-how, and love of wine take grapes from the best estates and vineyards, mature them in casks made of the best oak from European and American forests, and create outstanding, memorable wines.