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Cune Crianza 2014 (Spain: Rioja)

Name Cune Crianza 2014
Varietal Tempranillo
Region Spain: Rioja
Notes ""A fresh and easy Rioja that shows plum and cherry character. Hints of cream. Mushroom, too. Medium body, low tannins and a crisp finish. Delicious now." (James Suckling) "This firm red shows black cherry, plum, toast and tar notes, with light but assertive tannins that give way to a fresh and juicy finish. Drink now through 2022. 10,000 cases imported. –TM" (Wine Spectator)

Additional Notes

"I caught the 2014 Cune Crianza a couple of months before they started bottling it, but I wanted to preview it. It's a light and red fruit-driven Crianza matured in oak barrels for one year. This is the canonical blend of 85 % Tempranillo and 15% between Garnacha and Mazuelo. The wine aims for some consistency across vintages, as its drinkers do not want a lot of surprises. 2014 was a cooler year, but as the grapes took more time to ripen, perhaps they got slightly riper; it shows aromas of damsons and very ripe plums with hints of raisins. 4.5 million bottles produced in eight different lots." (Wine Advocate)

Price

$15.99

Scores Press* Points Other  
JS 90 pts  
WS: 88 pts  
WA: 88 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
13.5 Medium Light

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WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter