Campo Viejo 2014 Tempranillo
March 24, 2016 § Leave a comment
A few weeks back I was in Vancouver to meet with some customers. On the way home we stopped at the largest store in the LDB chain – 39th & Cambie. It had been awhile since I had been in and I was excited to find items that were unique and not commonly available here. Well the truth is that there wasn’t much of a difference. You can pretty much get everything here that was there.
Given that I couldn’t find anything truly unique I was looking for a deal. I have had previous vintages of the Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva, but I hadn’t tried the ‘entry’ level Tempranillo so that became my choice.
Price ~ $15
Score ~ 6.3/10 Good Drop
This turned out to be a decent wine and fairly priced, but that isn’t what we are looking for. We are looking for something that over delivers.
There was definitely some nice berry and fruit, hints of spice. The palate was a little thin but it didn’t show any harsh edges. The finish was fine, somewhat short for a Tempranillo of this price point.
As for food pairings, I would keep it simple. Margherita Pizza, light pastas, and chicken noodle soup… seriously, chicken noodle soup worked really well with this wine.
Grapes ~ 100% Tempranillo
Store Section ~ Spain
Availability ~ Both Private and Public stores.
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