Bodegas Olarra puts quite a few different wines into Costco stores and they always turn out to be solid values.
This Gran Reserva may be among the best of the best for only $15.99, which is about as low as you’ll find a Gran Reserva bottle.
We found a retail price listed at $40, and Vivino was showing $22. So we’re looking at a nice Costco discount and a very low price for a wine like this. And there’s a 93 point rating from Wine Enthusiast, which we feel is pretty right on.
We love Rioja, especially the Gran Reservas that bring a little extra age already built in. This is a perfect example where a lot of the work has been done for you. You could let it run a little longer, but it’s also super enjoyable today.
In the glass the wine is a pale ruby, leaning toward garnet with light rust starting around edges. It is earthy, peppery, with black cherry on the nose; medium body with soft tannins that have started to settle in.
The wine is packed with flavors of black cherry, plum and raspberry; it is light and delicate in the finish that lingers for a bit.
This is a delicious wine at a fantastic price. We’re huge fans and imagine you will be too. Buy a few of these if you see it.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 92 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1729733
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)