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A terrific, less dry Crianza with a nice smooth finish

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Brand NameConde de Valdemar
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Wine NameCrianza
Vintage (Year)2004
AVACalificada
BottlerBodegas Valdemar S.A.
CountrySpain
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeTempranillo
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

I first fell in love with crianza at Punch, 20th & Broadway, in NYC, so trying this one wasn't out of my character. While crianzas are generally very dry, harking back to the areas in which the grape comes from, this one has only a light dry taste, with a smooth finish lasting at least ten seconds.

This wine hits you with it's nice berry aspect, and its sublime spices. This is not a wine to drink by itself, but is probably best taken with meats and/or cheeses, not fruit. I think that this would go best with some jerk chicken, or some other spicy meats, or even a nice grilled grouper... or some southern catfish.

My advice is chuck your Merlot, and try this one during the summer.

 

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