Rioja, Spain

$16­­ bottle / $92 half case / $173 full case

This wine brings me back to my roots. I’m constantly surprised by the quality of this traditional Rioja blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo, Graciano and Garnacha. On the nose, the expression of old barriques, cherry and strawberry flood the senses. I turn to the Viña Real Crianza Tinto because it reminds me of family. Blackberry, pepper and smooth tannins. A very, very good wine.

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