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Vina Real Rioja Crianza
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Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2014

Rioja, SpainTasted again a few months along, and this tidy Rioja Alavesa blend of tempranillo, garnacha and mazuelo is still an easy-midweek choice. Soft black fruit is brightened with cherry and a swing of balsamic. Tannins are smoothed with a light dusty, stony and lightly smoky note through this youthful red. After a stainless ferment, this is transferred to French and American oak for 12-14 months. There's a bitter dark cocoa twist on the warming finish that keeps this slender wine upright and ready for burgers.Tasted: 21 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.99 private wine shops Producer: Compañía Vitivinícola del Norte de Espana (CVNE)Distributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Tempranillo - Garnacha - MazueloCSPC: 356386UPC: 8410591002468