Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2011 

 March 13, 2019

By  Jess Walker

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Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2011

Rioja, Spain


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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Tell me what you think about this Gran Reserva or  if you have another favorite you think we should try!

Wine Down Wednesday Campo Viejo Gran Reserva

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Jess Walker

I love all things wine: drinking it, learning about how it's made, visiting where it's made, pairing with foods! I'm naturally curious, so back in 2013 during my first trip to Europe when I tasted my first glass of fantastic Rioja, I was hooked and had to start learning all I could on the subject. After a long time of friends asking me for wines to try or activities to add to their vacation itineraries, I decided to start a blog to write it all down. And that is how Wine, Dine, and Roam began!

Jess Walker

    1. If it’s the same one, it will be great! Although, Campo Viejo has a lot of different wines that are aged and blended differently. So it might not be the same. That being said, I’ve never disliked one of their wines!

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