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2018 Muriel Spanish Red "Fincas de la Villa Crianza"

Muriel 2018 Fincas de la Villa Crianza

Winery: Muriel

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fincas de la Villa Crianza"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rioja

State or country: Spain

Price: $16

Cases produced: 18,334

KWG Score: 87.7 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88.5)

Review date: February 27, 2023

Wine Review: Nice easy drinking everyday Rioja. Up front, a bright red color with aromas of saddle leather, red currant, chocolate cherry cordials and violets. On the palate it's soft, medium bodied, moderately acidic, dry, and balanced. The flavors are a blend of black cherry, blackberry, and leather, with hints of cassis, cedar and celery. There are light tannins in the dry finish with a slight bitter note, and moderate length. This is a food friendly and versatile wine which went very well with coal fired sausage pizza. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 Fincas de la Villa Crianza is cherry red in color, clean and bright. Ripe red fruit aromas combine with notes of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, and licorice. The palate is broad and notably fresh, with soft tannins leading to a tasty finish. This Crianza is enjoyable on its own at room temperature, or as the perfect accompaniment to cured sausage and Spanish cheeses.

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