Ribera del Duero, Emilio Moro, 2003

Here’s an excellent big red wine. Big, intense, but balanced. It perfectly matched some garlic lamb kabobs with its bright fruit intensity, structured tannins and racy style. A rich wine, but not overwrought like California zinfandel so often is. I would rate this outstanding as it almost compels you to pick up your glass and bury your nose in it. Drink over the next five years or so to preserve the gorgeous fruit.