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2012 Principe de Viana Spanish Red "Edicion Limitada Crianza"

Winery: Principe de Viana

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Edicion Limitada Crianza"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 50% Merlot, 25% Tempranillo & 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Navarra

State or country: Spain

Price: $22

Cases produced: 4,000

KWG Score: 87.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 25, 2016

Wine Review: This "Super-Spanish" red is more than likely what the Italians were striving for when they thought of blending Sangiovese with other French varieties. Opaque in the glass, this red opens up with notes of cedar, nutmeg, ripe strawberries, lavender, and hints of eucalyptus. The palate may not be the most intense but the integration of flavors, textures, acidity, and tannins is something few wines are capable of achieving. The cooking spices are mixed seamlessly with dried cranberries and plums. There are also hints of Maduro tobacco leaves, cloves, and Kalamata olives. Savory, with a dry finish indicating food, is more than required. - Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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