Cune Rioja Crianza 2016

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain
WA 90
WS 90
WE 90
14.5% ABV
Item # 702689

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90 points and 'Best Values,' Wine Spectator: "[$14 list] Black cherry, red plum, licorice and smoke flavors mingle in this round red. Shows good density, while orange peel acidity and light tannins keep this focused. Drink now through 2028. (7/31/19)"

90 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$14 list] The red 2016 Cune Crianza is an affordable and classical blend of Tempranillo with some 15% Garnacha and Mazuelo that is easy to drink and understand, with a soft palate and an approachable profile. It has a bright nose with red fruit rather than black, quite aromatic and expressive. The palate is soft and approachable, very easy to drink, with a touch of freshness. They produced a whopping 4.5 million bottles of this! The bottle I tasted was bottled in April 2019 after 12 months in barrique. There are eight different lots of this wine that are bottled throughout the year, for which they try to make the most homogeneous blend possible, but some variation is inevitable. But the overall quality of this year is certainly higher than the previous one. Drink: 2019-2022. (Jun 2019)"

90 points and '#41 Top 100 Best Buy 2019,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$14 list] Berry, spice and tobacco aromas work in unison to give this Crianza a nice start. A firm palate avoids jamminess and shows grip. Dark plum, raspberry, spice and pepper flavors hold on through the finish. For everyday Rioja, there isn't much better than this. Alcohol 13.5%. (Aug 2019)"
90 points and 'Best Values,' Wine Spectator: "[$14 list] Black cherry, red plum, licorice and smoke flavors mingle in this round red. Shows good density, while orange peel acidity and light tannins keep this focused. Drink now through 2028. (7/31/19)"

90 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$14 list] The red 2016 Cune Crianza is an affordable and classical blend of Tempranillo with some 15% Garnacha and Mazuelo that is easy to drink and understand, with a soft palate and an approachable profile. It has a bright nose with red fruit rather than black, quite aromatic and expressive. The palate is soft and approachable, very easy to drink, with a touch of freshness. They produced a whopping 4.5 million bottles of this! The bottle I tasted was bottled in April 2019 after 12 months in barrique. There are eight different lots of this wine that are bottled throughout the year, for which they try to make the most homogeneous blend possible, but some variation is inevitable. But the overall quality of this year is certainly higher than the previous one. Drink: 2019-2022. (Jun 2019)"

90 points and '#41 Top 100 Best Buy 2019,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$14 list] Berry, spice and tobacco aromas work in unison to give this Crianza a nice start. A firm palate avoids jamminess and shows grip. Dark plum, raspberry, spice and pepper flavors hold on through the finish. For everyday Rioja, there isn't much better than this. Alcohol 13.5%. (Aug 2019)"
Product SKU 702689
Producer Cune
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo/Tinto Fino
Designation Crianza
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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