2016 dominio aguila, ribera del duero, penas aladas gran reserva
Why We're Buying
Dominio Aguila is helping to bring Spanish wine to the international stage. Penas Aladas Gran Reserva ranks as one of the country's most popular wines. Luis Gutiérrez gave the 2013 vintage a 99-point rating, describing its "magnetic attraction that makes you go back over and over again."
Peñas Aladas is one of the coolest spots in La Aguilera and can struggle in frost-affected years like 2016. Production of the resulting wine is small at only 1,500 bottles, but this is consistently among the region's best wines. Aged for 54 months in mostly older barrels, it’s a whole bunch-fermented cuvée of Tinto Fino with 5% of other white and red grapes. Chalky, chiselled and pithy with sinewy tannins and impressive depth. Drinking Window: 2022 - 2030.