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Campo Viejo

Campo Viejo
2015 Reserva, Tempranillo, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.99
Best Buy

Campo Viejo
2015 Reserva, Tempranillo, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet color. Earthy, mature aromas and flavors of dried figs and dates, balsamic reduction, rose hip jam, castelvetrano olives, and wet leaves with a round, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a complex, very long finish displaying notes of smoked almonds, candied orange peel, and carob. A mature, layered Tempranillo that drinks wonderfully now and will continue to blossom with time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Old World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried figs and dates, balsamic reduction, rose hip jam, castelvetrano olives, and wet leaves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of smoked almonds, candied orange peel, and carob
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mature, layered Tempranillo that is drinking wonderfully now but will also continue to blossom with time.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
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New York, NY 10177
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Tempranillo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Tempranillo is the principal grape of Rioja, Spain's most famous red wine. The variety has beautiful red cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruit with medium-weight tannins, good acidity and complexity. it is generally aged in older oak barrels in Rioja to soften the wine.

Tempranillo is also grown in other regions of Spain, such as Ribera del Duero and La Mancha. It also produces important wines in Portugal and Argentina and is planted in countries such as Mexico, the United States and Australia.

While there are some lighter versions made for early consumption, a typical Tempranillo ages very well, anywhere from five to seven for a medium-bodied version to twenty to thirty years for a Gran Riserva Rioja. They pair well with most red meats and spicy dishes, from empanadas to game birds.