Here’s another Spanish wine gem that I scored at my Costco for $21.99. I say ‘another’ because there seems to be a stream of awesome bottles from Ribera, Toro and Rioja in that sweet spot of $15-$25 that I have found to generally be super strong buys.
Our latest reviews of this Toro wine and this Gran Reserva Rioja from Costco are great examples, and we rated them all in the 90s, as we will do with this bottle we are reviewing today. For straight up price to quality, Spain is hard to beat right now, and certainly worth exploring if you’re still on the peripheral.
This wine has a spicy, earthy nose with a little campfire; it is super dark on the pour and full in body. Big, juicy flavor in the mouth, led by spicy cherry and red fruit, a little wild strawberry; herbal and clove notes towards the finish which is super, super dry.
This wine is built for pairing up with red meat, which is how we enjoyed it, and although it’s elegant enough to ride on its own, the pairing brings so much more out of the food and the wine.
If you’re a fan of well crafted, big reds, don’t pass this one up if you see it at your local Costco. And keep an eye out for other Spanish wine buys that might be in your store that we haven’t found near us. If you find any gems, send them on.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 points (a CostcoWineBlog Recommended wine)
Costco item number: 1171939
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)