2004 Tinto Figuero Crianza


She says: This deserved the official stamp of the Ribera del Dureo… to me this is the Corazón (heart) of the Duero.

He says: Is it a lot of money? Yes (for some). However, if you’re going to the Okanagan and buying 2-3 year old red wines for $30-40 (or paying more while dining out), do yourself a favor and try something with age, sophistication, and grace, for exactly the same price.

2004 Montebaco Crianza


She says: Big, bold and in your face but with sweet fruit and vanilla to soften the blow.

He says: I’d only prefer this wine if I was ordering a big, juicy steak with a side of roast beef – hold the veggies.

2004 Resalte Crianza


He says: Not recommended unless you’re sitting at a Victoria Secret lingerie viewing and need to control your drool.

She says: I almost had to snort the wine initially to get any aromas from it. Lacked the complexity and excitement of the other two wines.

Had a glass: 2007 Arrocal Tempranillo


He says: Absolutely loved it.

She says: This is just a hint of what Ribero Del Duero has to offer.

Wine truths

“Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them and Champagne makes you do them.”
by Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.