97 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Matallana is the only wine they produced in Ribera del Duero, a traditional blend of Tempranillo with approximately 15% other varieties —Valenciano (Bobal), Navarro (Garnacha) and white Albillo—from different soils in five different villages, Sotillo de la Ribera, Roa, Fuentecén, Fuentemolinos and Pardilla. It fermented in oak and stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured for 14 months in French oak barrels of different ages. It has 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.68. The wine is subtle, harmonious and elegant, complex and with integrated oak, very expressive with velvety tannins and a long, dry, chalky finish. This is superb, elegant but with the Duero rusticity and stone minerality. It has to be the finest Matallana to date. 22,020 bottles produced. It was bottled in May and June 2020. They skipped the 2017 of this wine as the year was decimated by killer frost. Drink: 2022-2030. (Jun 2022)"
93 points James Suckling: "This is very minerally with granite and stone character. Black licorice, too. Full-bodied and tight with a long, firm finish. Linear and fine. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2022. (10/14/21)"
||Ribera del Duero
||85% Tempranillo, 15% other varieties (Valenciano [Bobal], Navarro [Garnacha] and white Albillo)