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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Cune Vina Real Crianza 1999
Cune Vina Real Crianza 1999
(search item no. 55754)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Full ruby red colour with a deep rim. Fine autumn fruit aromas conbined with the rich concentrations created during fermentation, and fine, integrated wood tannins. Full in the palate, well structured and defined palate with exceptional length.

"This supple red shows lively cherry and berry flavors with an appealing spiciness that lingers on the finish. Best with lighter dishes. Drink now through 2005."
-Wine Spectator

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About Cune:

Cvné, is situated in Rioja in the traditional neighborhood of the station, where the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves, for the main reason of transporting their goods to the port of Bilbao.

In 1879, two brothers decided to set up a business in the recently flourishing trade of the wine business. C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, was created. This cellar still reflects the origins of the company and is kept in the traditional neighborhood of the Haro station.

The Cune winery in Haro, is made up of a group of buildings, mostly from the 19th century and arranged around a courtyard surrounded by pavilions for the purpose of wine production, aging, and bottling.