Ribota, 2009

Robust.  But in an aggressive, little bit pushy fashion, and as if out of balance.  Testy Tempranillo.  Wildly, over-the-top floral nose.  It reminded us of Florient, the room freshener back in the aerosol spray heydays (in other words, floral and not in a good way).  Sharp, earthy, pungent.  And spicy (smoky Spanish paprika anyone?).

 

It has great reviews online and seems to be well liked and based on that I bought three bottles but I will be gifting them over the holiday.  Just not our cup of tea.

 

Price: Under $20 at Everything Wine.

 

Market Liquidity: If you like Biga Luna’s movies you’ll like Ribota.

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