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2019 Spanish Crianza Comparison

June 14, 2019 - Norman Bentley
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Since I just wrote an article about a Spanish Red last week, I thought that I would offer a little taste comparison between two very similar reds from Spain, one which is new to me, and one which is an old favorite. The Campo Viejo I have known for years, while the Finca Las Cabras is the one which is new to me.

The Finca is a touch bigger on the fruit, while the Campo seems to have a little more tannin. Both feature blackberry, black plum, and a little cherry in their flavor spectrum. Both have good color, and both finish well, with the Campo lingering a bit longer. The wines are very close in flavor as well as quality. If you prefer a little bigger fruit, choose the Finca.

Norm's score is 89 for the Finca Las Cabras, and 90 for the Campo Viejo, and the alcohol content for both is 13.5%, and both are in the same price range.

Both are great with grilled meat or a red-sauced pasta. Anything you like with Chianti, Zinfandel or Merlot will pair well with these two good bottles of Crianza red wine. We enjoyed our Crianza tasting with a wonderful medium rare, grilled flank steak.

score: 89 and 90

price: $11 - $15

Norm

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