Alejandro Fernández’s Tinto Pesquera never disappoints. Certainly not in 2009, with this stellar Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero. The vines are old, and a booze is so dim and sable we could paint with it. Pour it into a potion and a aromas of blackberries, dim plums, anise and earth burst out. It’s turn and full-bodied in a mouth, as tasty as red wines from this partial of a universe get.
This is a bottle to move to a cooking celebration or mangle out for a special occasion. Pair it with grilled quail, baby lamb chops or grilled sausages.
Region: Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Price: $26 to $36
Style: Rich and earthy
What it goes with: Grilled quail, baby lamb chops or grilled sausages
Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, http://www.hitimewine.net; John and Pete’s Fine Wines Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080, http://www.johnandpetes.com; KL Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; Mission Wine Spirits in Pasadena, (626) 794-7026, http://www.missionwineandspirits.com; Wally’s Wine Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www.wallywine.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.whwc.com.