2015 Marques del Atrio Rioja Reserva
We are always on the lookout for bottles that have the special limited time Costco discount, taking even more off the already low price. In this case though, the discount was just the icing on the cake.
This wine is so good, it’s a steal at the regular price of $14.99, which is still below the retail of $20, and the $6 discount brings it down to only $8.99.
The label on the bottle’s neck proudly displays the 93 point rating from James Suckling, and Wine Enthusiast also liked this one, awarding it 88 points.
Note the special discounted price ends at my Costco on 9/27. Sometimes, but not always, Costco will make that the new standard price after the discount ends, but I wouldn’t wait on this one. Grab it if you see it.
The wine pours a medium to deep ruby in the glass, leaning toward deep; spicy, dried red fruit and clove on the nose; the wine is medium plus in body, elegant with red fruit, cherry, raspberry. Very vibrant and alive, some dark chocolate notes towards the finish that is dusty and sticky.
The blend consists of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano.
This is going to be a case buy for me without a doubt. Rioja and Spanish wine fans, this is a home run like I haven’t found in a while. Other fans of red wine, give this one a shot, especially if you’re looking at dipping your toe in the Spanish realm. What an example of the value you can get from this region.
With five years of age on it, the wine is drinking great right now. This is a winter time go-to bottle you might want to stock up on. We’ll be adding to our Top Picks list.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a CostcoWineBlog Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1459571
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)
PS – if you’re interested in Spanish wines and want to learn more about the regions, varietals, and wine-making practices, be sure to check out our book, Decoding Spanish Wine.