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Criadores de Rioja Monte Clavijo Viura Rioja 2014


Recommendation: GOOD inexpensive Spanish white

Winery/Producer: Chiadores De Rioja; Alberite, Spain.

Grape Variety: Viura, also called Macabeo.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Rioja, Spain.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $6.79 with a 15% discount.

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sipping with pretzels.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Clear, pale yellow/green color with a golden glycerin look in the glass. Fresh melon and apple aromas with hints of lemon. Smooth, fairly heavy, dusty ripe Grannysmith apple and citrus fruit taste that ends in a medium length, slightly tart finish. GOOD inexpensive Spanish white and a two thumbs up recommendation from me. It’s better than the usual “Garden Variety” Spanish white, it had character and was dirt cheap…a nice “every-day” Spanish white!!!

    She said: Light lemon color, clear, with numerous thin slow drifting legs. Virtually no aroma, but pleasant flavor that was piqued by the saltines of the pretzels. Mellow, smooth, and with medium body it was delicious and a true bargain wine.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: 8 38052 00012 5

Imported by: Saranty Imports; White Plains, New York.