Cune Rioja Crianza 2019
The juicy and primary red 2019 Cune Crianza shows ripeness, at only 13.5% alcohol (they aim for 13%), but also has freshness. The oak is very subtle and integrated into the fruit that is at the front of the nose and palate. It has a touch of rusticity, an earthy touch on the palate. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha and Mazuelo from Rioja Alta that fermented in 20,000-liter stainless steel vats and matured in used (mostly) American oak barrels for one year. They produce three million bottles of this and bottle it throughout the year. This is the wine that sets the bar in the red portfolio. Very good.
A light- to medium-bodied red, offering cured tobacco and smoke notes that transition to tangy wild cherry and cranberry fruit. Features chewy tannins and a moderate finish. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo. Drink now. 375,000 cases made, 15,000 cases imported.