Ole Portfolio 2007 with Patrick Mata

What an eye opener!

Up until this tasting, I’d only had some of the less expensive wines from Ole. I hadn’t thought they were “steals” (outside of the ‘05 Zestos), but saw them as, at least, solid and credible. After participating in the G & M Series seminar (which I initially only did to get away from the heat-drool in the patio sauna), I now know Ole can throw down! The stars of the show were definitely Vizcarra Ramos, Vinos Pinol, Senorio de Barahonda, and Magana. These are not ‘old-school’, but they are fantasmo in terms of quality, value, and conversation-worthiness.

In order preference.

1. ‘03 Vizcarra Ramos Ribera del Duero Celia Vizcarra $124 A+ +76 ***** 061407

2. ‘04 Vizcarra Ramos Ribera del Duero Celia Vizcarra $124 A+ +36 *****

3. ‘03 Vizcarra Ramos Ribera del Duero Vizcarra Torralvo $70 A+ +6 *****

4. ‘04 Vizcarra Ramos Ribera del Duero Vizcarra Torralvo $70 A+ -2 ****

5. ‘04 Hornillos Ballesteros Ribera del Duero Perfil de Mibal $75 A+ -9 ****

6. ‘05 Rug Vino Rioja Exopto $59 A+ +5 ****

7. ‘04 Vinos Pinol Terra Alta L’Avi Arruft $35 A +41 ****

8. ‘04 Vinos Pinol Terra Alta Mather Teresina $50 A+ +22 ****

9. ‘06 Senorio de Barahonda Yecla Bellum El Principio $25 A+ +9 ****

10. ‘04 Senorio de Barahonda Yecla Bellum El Remate (500ml)(late harv) $30 A+ +6 ****

11. ‘05 Vina Magana Navarra Merlot $53 A -6 ***

12. ‘05 Senorio de Barahonda Yecla Bellum El Remate (500ml)(late harv) $30 A+ +12 ***

13. ‘04 Vina Magana Navarra Calchetas $60 A +2 ****

14. ‘06 Vinos Sin Ley Manuel Martinez Madrid G5 $14 A +3 ***

15. ‘05 Vizcarra Ramos Ribera del Duero JC Vizcarra $21 A +15 ***

16. ‘04 Vizcarra Ramos Ribera del Duero JC Vizcarra $20 A +3 ***

17. ‘06 Vinos Sin Ley Asuncion Gracia Carinena G4 $11 A +5 ***

18. ‘06 Vinos Sin Ley Diego Fernandez Valencia MO1 $8 A +8 ***

19. ‘05 Senorio de Barahonda Yecla Bellum El Principio $25 A -1 **

20. ‘03 Hornillos Ballesteros Ribera del Duero Mibal $33 A -10 **

21. ‘06 Vinos Sin Ley Luis Marin Terra Alta G3 $10 A +6 **

22. ‘05 Vinos Sin Ley Diego Fernandez Valencia MO1 $8 A +3 **

23. ‘06 Vinos Sin Ley Manuel Martinez Madrid SE Zestos Especial $8 A +4 **

24. ‘05 Vinos Sin Ley Jordi Alonso Montsant G2 $8 A +5 **

25. ‘06 Senorio de Barahonda Yecla Carro Tinto $9 A = **

26. ‘06 Vizcarra Ramos Ribera del Duero Vizcarra Roble $16 A- -3 **

27. ‘04 Falset Marca Montsant Falset Old Vines $16 A- -6 *

28. ‘03 Naveran Cava Penedes Chard Dama $17 A- -3 **

29. ‘06 S.L. Berroja Chacoli de Bizkaia Berroia Chacoli $15 A- -6 *

30. ‘06 Vinos Sin Ley Manuel Martinez Madrid SE Zestos $7 A- +2 *

31. ‘04 Vina Magana Navarra Dignus $15 B+ -3

32. ‘05 Ladera Sagrada Valdeorras Papa $13 B+ -4 *

33. ‘nv Celler Vilafranca Penedes Casteller Cava $10 B+ -1 *

34. ‘06 Vinos Sin Ley Diego Fernandez La Mancha $11 B+ -3 (2ndary ferm)

Ole Imports

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~ by GoodTasteReport on September 6, 2007.

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