PV Tasting Notes
The 2006 Vizcarra Ines is the boldest and most dramatic wine of the range, certainly it always appears so to me, opaque purple in colour, with heady aromas of blackberry, tobacco, potpourri, graphite and olive, it seems to me like a cross between a great Hermitage and a top flight Bordeaux. The palate is deep, sweet dark berry fruit flavours are strongly accented by smoky mineral with a lovely floral lift, the mineral becomes more insistent with aeration and rather defines the long sweet finish. But for the moment the tannins are very fierce, massive power here which is almost unsettling and only time in bottle will allow this to really come together, there is a totally graceful quality here but for the moment it is not nearly ready for drinking, I know this sounds strange, but this is a fabulous wine but it’s just not yet ready to enjoy. Tasted June 2009Independent Review
94+ 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.