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NAVAJAS RIOJA CRIANZA 2016 Estate bottled, DOCa Rioja
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer NAVAJAS
Deep intense purple-ruby colour. Very attractive, intense, slightly spicy, gently juicy, ripe Damson plum and black cherry purée nose with some cedary-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, nicely structured and harmonious with spicy, ripe plum-cherry purée flavours with a lingering, bright, toasty, cedar-tinged finish that has great mouthfeel and rounded tannins. Aged in a mix of French and American oak barrels for 12 months, this crowd-pleasing blend of 95% Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo has 13.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number L-030321 on the back label. Better than the recommended best buy 2015 with 89-points that was last released on February 2, 2019. CSPC 639823
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Ego Vin
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating **+(89 points)
Cedary, Bright, Ripe, Complex
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This wine is mostly Tempranillo with a splash of Mazuelo (Carignan). It's lean and focused, with bright red cherry framed by wood spice, lifted mint, vanilla and leather notes. Well-balanced and structured. Pair with grilled sausages or roast beef. Price $ 15.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 5, 2022
Cases bought 628 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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