A Wine for Tonight: 2006 Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza Tempranillo



By Kori ~ November 4th, 2010.

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2006 Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza Tempranillo from the Rioja region in Spain.

Our selection criteria include:

  • A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
  • A price tag of <=$15
  • Must be widely available

Campo Viejo was founded in 1959 by two winemakers from La Rioja, Beristain and Ortigüela. After 50 years, Campo Viejo is still going strong, producing accessible and approachable wines in Rioja. In 2001, Campo Viejo built a new state-of-the-art winery.

“We designed the winery ageing room in dark colors with indirect light, prioritizing a dark, restful atmosphere. I wanted to imprint this character on Campo Viejo Crianza and elaborate a wine which can be defined in two words: velvety and elegant.” –Elena Adell, Campo Viejo Winemaker

2006 Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza Tempranillo (Rioja, Spain): 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, and 5% Mazuelo. Deep red in color. Aromatic with earth, Red Vines, and barnyard notes on the nose. More earth, red fruit, and smoked meat comes through on the palate. Medium to full-bodied and lively with medium to high, drying tannins and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $10; Available elsewhere, $8 to $14


Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Spanish Wine, Tempranillo, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

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