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2009 Benjamin Romeo Predicador Rioja

2009 Benjamin Romeo Predicador Rioja

I’ve wanted to buy this bottle at Costco for some time, and finally pulled the trigger.  The label is unforgettable, and I heard that Costco’s $26 price was a steal.  Turns out that it is.  If you Google this wine, you’ll see online outfits selling it for closer to $40 with more recent vintages priced more than that.  I was hoping for a nice elegant Rioja with a little age on it, and that’s exactly what I got.  It’s a fantastic buy at this price, tasting almost as good as the La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904s that I love so much and those are priced around $40 at Costco right now.

Pours dark and inky purple; nose of dried flowers, campfire, and dark fruit.  This wine has flavors of red and dark fruit, cherry, dried plum, raisin with a little sweetness; tannins are soft and juicy, a little acidity; finishes dry and chewy, lasting.

This is very enjoyable expression of Rioja, drinking nice right now, or it could easily lay down a bit longer.  I like to taste these Riojas after a good 8-10 years.  Grapes are Tempranillo.  Red wine fans looking for a treat should try to find this one. Rating: 90 Points

Costco item number: 405827

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA


Saturday 9th of July 2016

Purchased this Contador entry wine November 2014 @ San Diego, CA Costco for $19.00. Where have they had this stashed for a year and a half?

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