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Familia Díaz Bayo

Díaz Bayo Reserva 2015

Price: $42.00 (average US retail)
Size: 750ml
Winery: Familia Díaz Bayo
Vintage Year: 2015
Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y León
Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero


100 percent Tempranillo from three high elevation parcels - El Mirón at 920 meters with 60 year old vines on clay soils, El Gallo at 870 to 910 meters with 30 year old vines on limestone soils, Las Fuentes Viejas at 850 meters with over 80 year old vines on clay and limestone soils. Aged 20 months in French oak, it expresses minerality and lingering black fruit in an extremely terroir driven and complex style. Reminiscent of the wines that originally impulsed the Ribera del Duero phenomenon.

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Díaz Bayo Reserva (2014) - "Very nice, ripe black fruit, but rather gentle tannins in the context of muscular Ribera del Duero. "

89 Points
James Suckling,, Aug 2, 2018

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Díaz Bayo Reserva (2011) - "This dark maroon colored Tempranillo from Diaz Bayo opens with a black currant bouquet with a hint of prune and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and really coats your mouth. The flavor profile is an extracted black raspberry with notes of oak and black plum. I also detected hints of clove, raisin, black cherry, and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins show nice length. This Tempranillo also benefits from some air, so I would decant it and pair it with crispy duck breast. Enjoy – Ken"

91 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Oct 23, 2017

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Díaz Bayo Reserva (2011) - "This lively red delivers black cherry, licorice, sanguine and toasty notes, featuring firm tannins and bright acidity. Shows depth and balance, with pretty vanilla and floral accents on the finish. Drink now through 2023."

91 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Oct 1, 2017

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Díaz Bayo Reserva (2011) - "Raisin and prune aromas are components of the nose on this ripe Ribera del Duero that offers additional notes of fig and chocolate. A fleshy, thick palate deals earthy black-fruit, prune and spicy flavors prior to a chunky, chewy finish. Drink through 2024."

91 Points
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Oct 1, 2017

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Overview: The modern bodega includes conical oak, cement and steel tanks for fermentation of the distinct parcels and according to the type of wine being produced. Barriques are of primarily French oak, from various producers. Extreme altitude and soil types combine with sensitive winemaking to express the deep minerality of the region, highlighted by freshness and balance.

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History: The Díaz Bayo family are perennial growers in the village of Fuentelcésped, where viticulture dates to the 1100s and Reconquest of the Duero Valley. Ideal conditions for vines were found along the Arroyo de la Nava, a high valley just ten miles to the southeast of modern-day Aranda de Duero.

The estate comprises nearly 100 acres in multiple parcels between 2800 and 3200 feet in elevation, soil types encompassing limestone, marl and clay. Varied exposures further contribute to fruit diversity and extended harvest.The age of the vines, the great majority old-clone Tinta del País, ranges from 12 to 100 years, the average being well over 50 years. Viticulture is organic.

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