2006 Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva
Tasting Notes: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Marzuelo. 13.5% ABV. 18 months in barrel, 18 more in bottle. Color is light violet. Nose is cherry, pepper, vanilla, spice. Good cherry fruit. Elegant mouthfeel, very well balanced, some tar, more fruit on the finish with good tannins and structure. Will be versatile with food, anything from pizza to grilled meats. Great value. I’m a huge Rioja (Reserva) fan, and this is a very good example.
Price: SRP $14
Disclosure: This bottle was provided to me free of charge by The Thomas Collective. Not that it matters when it comes to what I think of the wine.