“Crazy Legs” and “Forest Floors”: A New Wave of Wine Talk

The popular wine site Delectable proves that some of the world’s most influential wine critics aren’t solely focused on terroir and structure.

Delectable — powered by both a mobile app and Web site, — counts wine makers, sellers and straight-up consumers among its growing community. These are wine lovers whose tasting room may simply be their couch where they’re parked during their latest Netflix binge.

We searched Delectable to find different ways people were experiencing the wines of Ribera del Duero and Rueda. Here are some of the tasting notes that caught our eye.

The Tinto Pesquera Ribera del Duero according to Kimberly Anderson:

Delectable Review of Tinto Pesquera

Kimberly lists herself as a big fan of Willamette Pinots and Napa Cabs. Follow her on Delectable and find out more information about the Pesquera winery.

The Vina Mayor Verdejo Rueda according to Josh Wehe:


Josh lists himself as a Yale grad student, runner, downhill skier, soccer fanatic. Follow him on Delectable and take a visit to the Vina Mayor vineyards.

The Finca Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero according to Feeling Good:


Wine critic legend Robert Parker was ecstatic in his review of the Pruno, calling it one of the best wines in the United States under 20 dollars.

The Nisia Old Vines Rueda Verdejo according to Jonathan Gray:


Jonathan lists himself as doing sales for Uncorked in New Orleans. Follow him on Delectable.

The Marqués de Cáceres Rueda Verdejo, according to Keith Wylie:


Keith lists himself as a PhD student and amateur oenologist, who is “pretending like I know what I’m doing.” Follow him on Delectable.

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