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92Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2006 Rufete was aged in French oak for 14 months before bottling without filtration. Medium ruby-colored, it reveals a spicy, herbaceous nose and an earthy minerality along with aromas of raspberry, cherry, and rose petal. Silky on the palate with a stylish personality, it has the structure to evolve for several more years and should be at its finest from 2014 to 2021."
"At Bodegas Cambrico, the 60+-year-old Rufete vines are biodynamically farmed. Rufete is a cousin to the Pinot Noir brought to the region by Burgundian settlers over 400 years ago. Over time, the Tempranillo vines of the region have grown to resemble the Rufete vines so much that only the locals are permitted to pick at harvest time because they can more easily discriminate the subtle differences."