Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2011

Wine Wednesday Campo Viejo Gran Reservav

Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2011

Rioja, Spain Rating:
Cost: $22 (average) Jess – 4/5
Rating: 93 (James Suckling) Travis – 4/5

I absolutely love Spanish wines. I’m sure this will be the first of many in Wine Down Wednesday posts to come. I find the balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity quite pallet pleasing with most Tempranillo blends.

Wine Wednesday Campo Viejo Gran Reserva bottle

Winemaker Notes:

A complex, elegant expression of premium Rioja vines, this finely balanced and uniquely fruity Gran Reserva packs smoky nuances into a modern classic.

~ Elena Adell, Campo Viejo Chief Winemaker

Wine Notes:

  • Winemaker: Elena Adell
  • Winery: Campo Viejo
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Varietal/Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo
  • Fermenting/Aging: fermented in stainless steel & aged a minimum of 24 months in oak

Tasting Notes:

Ruby color with a slight brown rim. Very smooth with balanced tannins. Berry aromas on the nose with hints of vanilla and coconut. Long finish with  toast and caramel flavors.

I’ve often seen this bottle in various shops, big box wine stores, even bulk clubs like Sam’s club and passed it over.  I wish I’d tried it sooner! It’s got great flavor and balance for a relatively inexpensive wine. 

This would be nicely paired with red meat from the grill. It did pair well with some strong cheeses like blue cheese and sharp cheddar on the evening we were sampling it.

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Wine Down Wednesday Campo Viejo Gran Reserva

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Hi! I’m Jess Walker and fell in love with wine back in 2015. And not just drinking wine, but learning all things about it. How each grape variety produces different flavors in wine when grown in different areas,  the affects of wine making practices on the finished wine, the culture surrounding wine in different areas. The list goes on! 

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