Campo Viejo Reserva Rioja 2005

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

$14.99
Item No. 100195
  • red wine
  • WS89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby-red color with a golden rim. Bright and deep. Complex aromas. The fruit side reveals all the sensations of the varieties which are used in its blend: cherries, black plum, ripe, juicy blackberries. The time spent in the cask brings nuances of clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut, further enriched by the aromas which develop during bottle ageing. Smooth and balanced on the palate with a full, elegant feel and a long, lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"This maturing red shows dried berry, floral and anise notes, with tobacco, cedar and earth undertones. The tannins are softening, while the acidity remains fresh. Harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2015."
89 Points

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Jean French - Boca Raton, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/14/2010)
I like Rioja wines and this one is just well balanced and tasted perfect. I enjoyed it and it is really nice.
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Rating:
(8/22/2010)
Definitely a keeper, especially for the price. Start with the color, nice and dark. On the palate, nice body, smooth finish. What more could you ask for?
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Rating:
(9/14/2010)
we buy this all the time, it is one of our favorites, especially for the price. I like Rioja in general, but this is definitely my favorite from the region.
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Learn About Campo Viejo Map ItMap It

The old Campo Viejo wine cellar, founded in 1967, has given way to the Juan Alcorta Bodega, named after its founder. Located in Logroño, on the old road to Fuenmayor, the bodega is built on a plateau planted with vines and has panoramic views of the Ebro Valley and the Sierra de Cantabria mountains. It is situated right in the heart of La Rioja, the most prestigious growing region...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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