Viñedos y Bodegas García Figuero 2004 Tempranillo

    Tasting notes: Stunning plum, cassis, berries, and sweet oak overlay a gorgeous texture and rich, soft tannins. Long and intense without being overdone, this extraordinary red wine shows amazing balance and style. Worth knowing: Following the example of the numerous California growers who have become winemakers, Spanish couple José Maria García and Milagros Figuero made the transition from selling quality grapes to some of Ribera del Duero’s top producers to crafting their own wines in their dedicated winery, which was completed in 2001. Tempranillo is the only grape planted on their estate, and about half of their vines are more than 60 years old. These older vines are harvested exclusively for the top-tier Noble.

    Discover the finest offerings from Taylor Fladgate, Graham’s, Sandeman, and more…
    These 2008 LBVs are ready to drink now; no need to wait for them to mature…
    Cordero Studios/ www.corderostudios.com
    Thoughts of winemaking never entered the minds of Jackie and Tim Reuling at the time they began...
    During a recent three-day visit to Paris, five Robb Report readers and their spouses attended the...
    Photo by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
    Rare wines and art sit at the top of Cliff Lede’s list of personal passions, but rock music follows...
    Photo by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
    Araujo Estate did not begin with the arrival in Napa Valley of its eponymous owners, Daphne and...
    In the early 1990s, Margaret and Dan Duckhorn, owners of Duckhorn Vineyards, the couple searched...
    In the 1960s, Don Chappellet and his wife, Molly, pursuing their dream of making fine wine,...
    Photo by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
    When winemaker Rick Longoria decided to step out on his own in 1982, he chose to focus initially...
    Photo by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
    Since the 16th century, when Leonard de Suduiraut married Nicole d’Allard, the estate in the...