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Vina Real Rioja Crianzatext

Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2014

Rioja, SpainSoft black fruit, bright cherry, balsamic, light smoke, stone dust in this youthful, well-integrated Rioja from the Alavesa area. After a stainless ferment, this is transferred to French and American oak for 12-14 months. Tannins are slight and sticky, and acidity is bright and lifted on this tempranillo base, one splashed with garnacha, graciano and mazuelo. There's a bitter dark cocoa twist on the finish that keeps this slender wine upright and ready for food.Tasted: 26 March 2018Tasted by: Prices:
BC$21.99750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Compañía Vitivinícola del Norte de Espana (CVNE)Distributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Tempranillo - Garnacha - MazueloCSPC: 356386UPC: 8410591002468