Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We've got the funk.
I have a thing for Alejandro Fernandez, Tinto Pesquera, and on Saturday we drank the Ribera del Duero, 2003, Reserva. I've never had the Reserva - meaning it spent an extra year in barrel - but I thought it was a solid effort - even if it was FUNKY!!!
One thing this wine is not lacking is a healthy dose of brettanomyces which in essence equals leather and barnyard. It's like George Clinton without the dreads. Maybe it was because 2003 was a very ripe year and those sort of conditions can breed more microbial activity, or maybe that's just the style of the wine. Whatever it is, we liked it for all its funk!!
You can get this at The Wine Country in the OC for $44.99