PV Tasting Notes
The 2006 Vizcarra Celia is totally gorgeous already, fully ruby red with a knockout nose combining exotic aromas of red and black fruit, iron, dried flowers, cherry, cedar, and tobacco. The Palate is luscious, displaying superb balance and depth, more crafted than sculptured, with noteworthy power countered by an almost weightlessness that is uncanny. The endless finish features very fine grained tannins and outstanding palate saturating persistence. This has the sheer acid and tannic structure together with flavour intensity to go on developing for many decades in bottle, and whilst it appears now to be fully enjoyable, I don’t think it is anything near being close to its peak. Tasted June 2009Independent Review
95 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate June 2010
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.
Best served alongside all manner of Tapas, salami's, pink roast leg of lamb with redcurrant sauce, certainly lamb cutlets and it might well work with charry ribs of beef, or beef with olives, any meaty casserole and different soft cheese's and of course manchego Cheese.
Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos was founded by Juan Carlos Vizcarra in 1991. The estate owns 64 acres of vines (26 hectares) aged between 30 and 80 years, 100% Tempranillo and located near the town of Mambrilla and Roa in Burgos, long regarded as the best sub region of Ribera del Duero.
Certainly the Vizcarra wines are unique! Due entirely to Juan Carlos Vizcarra’s immense passion, determination and commitment which are self evident in these very elegant, structured and complex wines. He is one of a handful of genuine pioneer “garagistes” (small production winemaking) in the Ribera del Duero. Juan Carlos Commitment to Small production wines and gravity feed vinification results in genuine wines of immense structure, purity and balance.