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CVNE Viña Real Crianza 2014 Wine Review

CVNE Viña Real Crianza 2014

CVNE Viña Real Crianza 2014

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: CVNE

Agent: Von Terra Enterprises Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A Full-bodied with black smoky fruit. Delicious lip-smacking juicy Spanish red wine with savoury notes of dried herbs as well as smoky red fruits. Decant 1 hour. Pair with grilled pork chops or lamb.

Food pairings: sautéed duck with green peppers mushrooms and bamboo shoots, curried duck, pineapple and bell peppers fried duck.

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This CVNE Viña Real Crianza 2014 was reviewed on October 6, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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  • $14.71 
  • 1,754 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This is so savoury and mouthwatering. Loads of plum skin and blackberry along with dried herbs, flowers, and some sanguine notes. It’s smoky and crunchy. I’ve waited a while to open this wine. Tremendous. Price doesn’t dictate quality, at 18.95 it’s a wow wine.
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A pretty perfumed nose - currants, cassis, cloves and smoke. The palate is well balanced with lots of ripe blackberry and subtle undertones of jammy black cherry - lingering smoke on the finish.
Produced by Compania Vinicola Norle De Espana, Viña Real Crianza (2014) is made from 90% Tempranillo, 5% Grenache and 5% Graciano wine grapes from the Rioja wine region. This full-bodied red is smoky with blackberry, dried herbs and cake spice. Pair with a pork sausage cassoulet and roasted potatoes. - Community Wine Reviews

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