2008 Hito Cepa 21 Ribera Del Duero
Bodegas Cepa 21’s 2008 Hito is 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) sourced from the winery’s younger vines and aged for 8 months in French oak. This purple-colored effort offers up an expressive perfume of spice box, violets, black cherry, and blackberry. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it serves up plenty of concentrated, spicy black fruit along with enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years. This crowd-pleaser can be enjoyed now through 2018.
Score: 89. —Jay Miller, April 2010