2008 Cune Rioja Contino Gran Reserva

Year: 2008
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"Coffee, clove and tobacco notes give this red an austere character, but there's a core of dried cherry, vanilla and floral flavors. The structure is balanced. Focused and lively. Drink now through 2023. 50 cases imported. –TM " (WS)

Winery Notes:
Well Covered color, dense, ripe black fruit, spicy, clove, sweet, warm on the palate with great balance and body, fruity and long finish, good acidity.

Aging in cask 24 months and aging in bottle 36 months.Manual harvest from a selection of our estate vineyards. After destemming, the grapes were fermented in 12,300 liters stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 82 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Total maceration time was between 15 to 20 days. The wine was placed into a mix of used French and American oak. Racking was done every 6 months. After two years in barrel, the wine was bottled and spent another two years in our underground cellars.

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