Vintage Charts

Spain

Spain Ribera del Duero

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Vintage Score Drink Window Description
Vintage
2015
Score
89–92
Drink Window
NYR
Description
Very hot and dry; powerful wines, some jammy
Description
Very hot and dry; powerful wines, some jammy
Vintage
2014
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Rainy, cool conditions produced fresh, savory wines
Description
Rainy, cool conditions produced fresh, savory wines
Vintage
2013
Score
84
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
A cool, wet growing season led to light wines
Description
A cool, wet growing season led to light wines
Vintage
2012
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Concentrated but inconsistent; some clumsy, a few spectacular
Description
Concentrated but inconsistent; some clumsy, a few spectacular
Vintage
2011
Score
91
Drink Window
Hold
Description
Hot and dry; powerful wines with good balance
Description
Hot and dry; powerful wines with good balance
Vintage
2010
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Ripe and balanced, fresh and firm
Description
Ripe and balanced, fresh and firm
Vintage
2009
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Ripe wines, with moderate structures, fresh acidity
Description
Ripe wines, with moderate structures, fresh acidity
Vintage
2008
Score
87
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced, polished wines, with bright fruit and fresh acidity
Description
Balanced, polished wines, with bright fruit and fresh acidity
Vintage
2007
Score
86
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Cool season gave fresh wines, tender and expressive
Description
Cool season gave fresh wines, tender and expressive
Vintage
2006
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Firm, with ripe fruit and good balance
Description
Firm, with ripe fruit and good balance
Vintage
2005
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Assertive wines with chewy tannins; the best have great depth
Description
Assertive wines with chewy tannins; the best have great depth
Vintage
2004
Score
96
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Powerful yet balanced, with deep, pure fruit
Description
Powerful yet balanced, with deep, pure fruit
Vintage
2003
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Scorching heat gave ripeness; cool nights kept wines fresh
Description
Scorching heat gave ripeness; cool nights kept wines fresh
Vintage
2002
Score
85
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Warm summer, rainy harvest; firm structure, with mineral and earth
Description
Warm summer, rainy harvest; firm structure, with mineral and earth
Vintage
2001
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Powerful wines, with ripe fruit, good balance and great aging potential
Description
Powerful wines, with ripe fruit, good balance and great aging potential
Vintage
2000
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced, elegant and complex
Description
Balanced, elegant and complex
Vintage
1999
Score
84
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Ripe grapes, rainy harvest. Best wines are fruity and balanced
Description
Ripe grapes, rainy harvest. Best wines are fruity and balanced
Vintage
1998
Score
82
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Solid wines, often with more tannins than fruit
Description
Solid wines, often with more tannins than fruit
Vintage
1997
Score
84
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced wines with gentle structure
Description
Balanced wines with gentle structure
Vintage
1996
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Ripe, balanced and complex
Description
Ripe, balanced and complex
Vintage
1995
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Big, ripe, concentrated. Powerful, if not always elegant
Description
Big, ripe, concentrated. Powerful, if not always elegant
Vintage
1994
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Great power and ripeness
Description
Great power and ripeness

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR