“This Sensational Value Over-Delivers in a Very Big Way.”
Ribera Del Duero
Ribera del Duero in north central Spain is eighty miles north of Madrid. Here we can find a land with beautiful landscapes, extreme temperatures, and harsh intensity. While only a D.O. since 1982, family-owned bodegas have been growing grapes and making wine here for many generations. This region's combination of unique terroir, specific micro climates, and years of study of their native grape Tempranillo, make for suburb and complex wines.
Ribera del Duero spans the upper valley of the river Duero (also known as the Douro River which flows through Portugal).
One of the most sought-after pieces of land in Ribera del Duero is owned by the super-cult winery Vega Sicilia. Our winery of the week, Finca Villacreces, sits right next door to Vega Sicilia. It was owned for years by the Cuadrado family but in 2003 was sold to the Anton family, owners of a Rioja bodega and one of Spain’s most famous Michelin starred restaurants in the Basque country.
Villacreces Pruno is made from the younger vines of the famous Finca Villacreces wine. The idea was to produce a high quality wine at a lower price. We think you'll agree they have surpassed their goal.
Finca Villacreces Winery
Finca Villacreces Winery

Finca Villacreces Pruno 2008 (Ribera del Duero, Spain)

Finca Villacreces Pruno 2008 (Ribera del Duero, Spain)
“The 2008 Pruno, from the estate’s younger vines, is a blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up a sexy bouquet of Asian spices, incense, cedar, mineral, and assorted black fruits. Super-rich, bordering on opulent, it has layers of succulent, spicy fruit, enough structure to support 2-3 years of cellaring, and exceptional length. This sensational value over-delivers in a very big way. The estate of Villacreces adjoins Vega Sicilia.” (Wine Advocate)
Wine Advocate: 91+ points
“Expansive aromas of fresh red berries, Asian spice and minerals, with a subtle floral quality. Silky and seamless, with sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and an exotic floral pastille note adding complexity. Fine-grained tannins add shape on the finish and fade quickly into the sweet fruit. This is delicious right now.” (Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar)
International Wine Cellar: 90 points
$19.99/bottle or $191.90/12 pack case ($15.99/bottle) or just $15.99/bottle in a mixed case of wine.

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Town Center Wine & Spirits
Cape Cod's Most Trusted Wine Merchant

4550 State Highway
North Eastham, MA 02651
(Next to the Royal Thai Restaurant in the Town Center Plaza)
Tel: 508 255 3660
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