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CVNE Vina Real Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain 2014

Regular price $ 38.26

Cropped from a somewhat challenging year, the 2014 Viña Real Reserva was harvested between the 29th of September and the 21st of October. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 10% split between Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano. It fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in new oak barriques for 22 months with rackings every four months. It felt quite subtle, clean and with nice balance between ripeness and freshness. There is some complexity, with changing aromas, developing notes of licorice. It's quite gentle, with a soft, velvety texture, fine tannins and lively acidity.

91 Pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate