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CUNE Crianza 2016

(Rioja, Spain) $14

Having spent a ton of money over the holidays, I’ve vowed to make January “austerity month.” And this wine—a crianza (which means it’s been aged 2 years)—from the well-known producer CUNE, fits the bill perfectly. Made primarily from tempranillo grapes, it’s the sort of supple, luscious red wine that you always hope to find (but almost never do). Beautifully savory with notes of red fruits and earth, it drinks like a simple Burgundy. Traditional crianzas like this are some of Riojas—indeed, some of Spain’s—most satisfying and easy drinking wines. Lay in a few bottles for the rest of the winter. (13.5% abv)

89 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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