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Viña Real Crianza 2018 Wine Review

Viña Real Crianza 2018

Viña Real Crianza 2018

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2022-2030

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Viña Real

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Viña Real Crianza 2018 is a vibrant, medium-bodied and fruit-driven red wine blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano wine grapes sourced from the Rioja Alavesa wine region. Produced by Compania Vinicola Norte De Espana, the wine is vegan-friendly and grapes were fermented in stainless steel tank, and matured in French and American oak barrels for up to 14 months. Fragrant with pink florals and red berry aromas, the wine is vibrant with blackberry, plum, cherry, cedar brush spice and cola flavours with racy acidity on the palate. A good cellaring candidate for eight-plus years. Drink or hold.

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

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This Viña Real Crianza 2018 was reviewed on July 16, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Pete rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is a surprising very good value medium body red. The true test is whether the bottle is finished...Yup. Great on its own.
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Made by Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (CVNE), one of the best wine producers in Spain, the Vina Real 2018 Crianza offers splendid aromas of cherry, sugarplum, mustard seed, pastrami, coca and cedar. Blended from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, this lovely Spaniard delivers polished tannins, a medium body and soft acidity. The finish exposes fresh quality fruit, releasing flavors of ripe cherry, strawberry, bay leaf, graphite, cinnamon and cedar. Enjoy!
Real Crianza 2018 is a vibrant, medium-bodied red wine blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano. Produced by Compania Vinicola Norte De Espana, the wine is vegan-friendly and juicy with dark cherry, strawberry, bay leaf, graphite, cinnamon and cedar spice flavours with racy acidity on the palate. Drink or hold. - Community Wine Reviews

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