Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos Ribera del Duero Celia 2006
WA95: The 2006 Celia Vizcarra spent 18 months in 500-liter French oak. It shows off a complex perfume of balsam wood, pencil lead, leather, tobacco, incense, black cherry, and blueberry. Dense, layered, and muscular on the palate it has all the right stuff. It will require extended cellaring of a decade or more, so patience will be required. Vizcarra Ramos’ two luxury cuvees are named after the proprietor’s young daughters. Each was begun in the year of their birth.