CVNE Rioja Crianza 2016 - 750ml

$ 15.00

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

#41 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buy of 2019

"Berry, spice and tobacco aromas work in unison to give this Crianza a nice start. A firm palate avoids jamminess and shows grip. Dark plum, raspberry, spice and pepper flavors hold on through the finish. For everyday Rioja, there isn’t much better than this."
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The bottle I tasted of the 2016 Viña Real Crianza is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from Rioja Alavesa that fermented destemmed in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and matured in French and American oak barrels for 13 to 14 months, during which time it was racked every five or six months. It's expressive, deliciously aromatic, floral and elegant, reflecting a cool year that delivered fresh wines that seem to be very approachable early on. 2016 is a pretty vintage, but this wine is not banal; it has depth and complexity that's remarkable for the price point. The palate is fresh and balanced, with fine tannins. 900,000 bottles produced. It's bottled in five lots. I tasted from the bottles filled in April 2019."

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Viña Real's Tasting Notes

This wine shows shades of medium to deep shiny cherry colour on a purple background. To the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants) stand out, complemented with subtle hints of oak. To the palate, it shows structured and round with a good integration of fruitiness and oakiness. The aftertaste is marked by very well balanced tannins as well as by persistent spicy, toasty and balsamic aromas. A long stay in bottle is the finishing touch to this Rioja Alavesa wine's character.    

                                                                   


                                               


Country Spain
Region Rioja DO
Sub-Region Rioja Alavesa
Ratings 91 Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Spectator
Varietal(s) 90% Tempranillo
10% Garnacha, Graciano, and Mazuelo (Carignan)
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Vintage 2016
Size 750mL
Closure Cork

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