Synopsis, Our Opinion: “Not Bad” and a good buy.
Producer/Winery: Bodegas Campo Viejo; Logrono, Spain.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Rioja, Spain.
Price: $6.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.
Paired With: Pork tacos.
Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them. To see all of our grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.
Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Just on the edge of being clear, inky dark ruby color with a lighter rim. Light earthy dark fruit aromas that had just a slight sharpness and hints of sweet spice. Smooth, thin, slightly dusty mouthfeel, light body and a 150-grit texture. Juicy cherry and plum flavors, soft acidity, just perceptible fine grained tannins and a medium-length slightly mouth tingling and spicy finish. Not as good as the Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva, but fruity, easy drinking and very inexpensive. In the end we both said this was “Not Bad” and a good buy, but would recommend spending the extra $3 and getting the Campo Viejo Reserva…it was a MUCH BETTER Rioja buy at $9.99.
See our reviews of other Campo Viejo wines.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 8 52832 10625 8
Imported by: Pernod Ricard; New York, New York.