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Vina Real Reserva Rioja
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Vina Real Reserva Rioja 2012

Rioja, SpainThe Reserva is a solid step up from the Crianza both in quality and in price. Well worn wood, leather, fresh and dried cherry through this sinewy, spicy blend of tempranillo, garnacha and mazuelo from the Rioja Alavesa sub zone. Vanilla and oak spice sticks on the warming finish. This was stainless fermented and then aged in a mix of French and American oak cases for 22 months prior to bottling and a rest in the cellar. Bittersweet cocoa lingers on the finish. This medium-bodied, old school red is best served up with saucy pork or lamb dishes.Tasted: 21 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 35.99 private wine shops Producer: Compañía Vitivinícola del Norte de Espana (CVNE)Distributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Tempranillo - Garnacha - MazueloCSPC: 489773UPC: 8410591000419