I have been told I don't drink enough Rioja so of course what do I do - grab a cheap bottle and give it a crack. I guess I was thinking that with a few years on it, it might actually amount to something.
Not that it was bad. It was just simple, plain and very ordinary. If you are looking for a quick sandwich pour and still have stuff to do in the afternoon, slam a glass of this down and you won't be the worse for wear.
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(Campo Viejo Tempranillo Rioja Reserva) Dark cherry red color; appealing, tart cherry, berry nose; tasty, ripe cherry, ripe raspberry palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points (18 mos in oak and 18 mos in bottle; 50/50 American and French oak)
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