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93 • Ysios 2006 Reserva, Rioja DOC $29.99.
Ruby black color. Aromas of toasty, creamy coconut, berry compote, tomato and peppery spice with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, cranberry, whole nut, and dusty earth finish. A nice, old, old school, Old World style Rioja with a great sense of place. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)
91 • Campo Viejo 2004 Gran Reserva, Rioja DOC $22.99.
Complex and integrated incense, raisin, melted chocolate, cherry, olive, grilled pepper and spice aromas and flavors with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, honeyed baked apple, sour cherry, and a tannic dusty mineral accented finish. Classy. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)
90 • Campo Viejo 2010 Tempranillo, Rioja DOC $10.99. Best Buy.
Aromas and flavors of caramel apple, honeycomb, boysenberries, and delicate blossoms with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, tangy cherry, praline and dusty tannins finish. A spot on, everyday Rioja that is very versatile. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)
89 • Campo Viejo 2007 Reserva, Tempranillo, Rioja DOC $14.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby red brick color. Inviting aromas of honeycomb, leather, olive pit, toffee, and plum with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy sour cherry, apple, and peppery spice finish. A well balanced, crowd pleasing Rioja. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)