Bodegas Portia 2011 Ebeia

Winery: Bodegas Portia

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: Ebeia 

Wine Category: Tempranillo

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribera del Duero

State or country: Spain

Price: $20

ABV: 13.5%

Cases produced: N/A

The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points

Review date: January 6, 2021

About the Winemaker: Bodegas Portia is one of over 300 wineries in the Ribera Del Duero wine region to the north of Madrid. The region is a predominantly a Tempranillo producing region. Tempranillo is well suited to endure the regions very hot summers, and long and harsh winters. The 2011 vintage was aged for a minimum of 4 months in oak and was granted the title of Denominacion de Origen.

Color:  Maroon with a Firebrick rim.

Nose:  Candied walnut, ripened plum and plentiful floral notes.

Taste: Cherry fruit roll-up, earth, fig, and mineral notes. Finish: Lengthy finish with oak, black pepper, and hints of plum.

Assessment: An aroma of candied walnut provides a warm introduction to a fantastic late fall or early winter wine. The plentiful soft tannins in this bottle are extravagant. They give the wine a nice backbone and provide a silky-smooth texture that complements its full body nicely. The flavor notes are complimentary of the wine’s structure, and the finish is lengthy with a spicy finish typical of a Tempranillo.

Ready to drink now.

Bodegas Portia has produced a gem in Ebeia. It’s pleasant, it’s an easy drinker, and the price is right. The Barrel Cellar rates it a very good wine. 88 points.

Pairing recommendation: Manchego and dates, grilled , grilled Prawns with lemon and olive oil, Pana Cotta with raspberry reduction.

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