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Valdelacierva Crianza 2016 Wine Review

Valdelacierva Crianza 2016

Valdelacierva Crianza 2016

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2022-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Valdelacierva

Agent: VinoLuna

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Valdelacierva Crianza 2016 is a classic Rioja Tempranillo and amazing value at $17. The wine is dry, robust and juicy with layers of dark cherry, plum, boysenberry, anise, citrus zest and stony mineral flavours vibrant on the palate. Pour with a Porchetta roast. Drink or hold.

Crianza food pairings: lamb breast stuffed with veal pork and green herbs, spinach cake, roast pork.

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This Valdelacierva Crianza 2016 was reviewed on April 1, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Valde Lacierva 2016 from Bodegas Valdelacierva is a pure Tempranillo that exposes the deliciousness of the Rioja Valley in Spain. This Crianza delivers aromas of sour cherry, fig, dried roses, parmesan cheese, cigar box, cinnamon and vanilla. Full body with a delectable structure, the tannins are dry and the acidity is light; great for pairing with red meat. The finish is dry with notes of tart strawberry, fig, mustard seed, pastrami, dried leaves, cinnamon and oak. Enjoy!

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